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Classical Commentaries: Explorations in a Scholarly Genre (Hardback)
  • Classical Commentaries: Explorations in a Scholarly Genre (Hardback)

Classical Commentaries: Explorations in a Scholarly Genre (Hardback)

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Hardback 554 Pages / Published: 03/12/2015
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This rich collection of essays by an international group of scholars explores commentaries in many different languages on ancient Latin and Greek texts. The commentaries discussed range from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Together, the chapters contribute to the dialogue between two vibrant and developing fields of study: the history of scholarship and the history of the book. The volume pays particular attention to individual commentaries, national traditions of commentary, the part played by commentaries in the reception of classical texts, and the role of printing and publishing. The material form of commentaries is also considered-including how they are advertised and their accompanying illustrations-as well as their role in education. Both academic texts and books written for schools are surveyed.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199688982
Number of pages: 554
Weight: 950 g
Dimensions: 235 x 162 x 36 mm

a book of exceptional quality which deserves to be widely read, and its lessons absorbed. OUP has done a fine job, worthy of its contents. * Colin Leach, Classics for All *
This edited volume is a delight, one of those books that all classicists will want to read not only for the important information it contains, but also for sheer pleasure. And so, to commence: congratulations are in order to the editors and the contributors for composing and arranging a marvelous addition ... Classical Commentaries is an addictive read, and anyone who loves books will find something to appreciate in these pages ... [it has] done much to reveal the tantalizing secrets of the very books that seek to unveil the myriad mysteries of classical poetry and prose. * Lee Fratantuono, Classical Journal Online *

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