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Scribes and Scholars: A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature

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The third edition of Scribes and Scholars takes into account the numerous discoveries in this rapidly-advancing field of knowledge by offering substantial revisions and additions. A note on how to interpret the information given in an apparatus criticus is also included.
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"A valuable resource for both graduate student and scholar....Every student of ancient literature needs to own and read this book."--Classical Bulletin

"A thorough, lively and up-to-date assessment of a complex historical process; an excellent introduction."--Charles Witke, University of Michigan

Praise for the First Edition: "This is an excellent book; its authors have fulfilled with striking success their aim to produce 'a simple introduction for beginners to the processes by which Greek and Latin literature have been preserved.' They have dealt with the essentials of this vast subject, and with the rudiments of textual criticism, in five very readable chapters, and their book deserves to be lastingly popular with...undergraduates."--Journal of Hellenic Studies

"Indispensable for classical students who have not read the previous edition, and recommended for those who want recent information on an essential subject."--The Classical World

"The many virtues of this book, which has become a classic of its kind, have been widely recognized and justly praised."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199686339
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 513,549
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

The Late L. D. Reynolds (d. 1999) was a Fellow and Tutor at Brasenose College, Oxford. He has editrd Texts and Transmission: A Survey of the Latin Classics and is responsible for the Oxford Classical Texts of Seneca (Letters and Dialogues), Sallust, and Cicero (De finibus).

N. G. Wilson is Emeritus Fellow and Tutor of Lincoln College, Oxford. With D. A. Russell, he provided an editon of Menander Rhetor with accompanying translation and commentary. He has contributed to the Oxford Classical Text series Sophocles (in collaboration with Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones), Aristophanea (2007), and the forthcoming Herodotus.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. Antiquity
2. The Greek East
3. The Latin West
4. The Renaissance
5. Some Aspects of Scholarship Since the Renaissance
6. Textual Criticism
Abbreviations
Notes
Index of MSS.
General Index
Notes to the Plates
Plates

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