Critics Compilers and Commentators

Critics  Compilers  and Commentators

Recovering a neglected but crucial area of Roman intellectual life, this book will be an essential resource for students of Roman literature and intellectual history, medievalists, and historians of education and language science.

Author: James E. G. Zetzel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195380525

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

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"To teach correct Latin and to explain the poets" were the two standard duties of Roman teachers, and philology-the study of Latin language and texts-was important at Rome. Not only was a command of literary Latin a prerequisite for political and social advancement, but a sense of Latin's history and importance contributed to the Romans' sense of their larger cultural identity. In this important and original study James Zetzel traces the changing role and status of Latin as revealed in the ways it was explained and taught by the Romans themselves. Zetzel explores ideas about the origins of Latin and the nature of linguistic correctness; he provides an innovative account of the interconnections in Rome among philology, philosophy, rhetoric, law, and religion (both classical and Christian); and he charts the transformations of the Latin language and methods of instruction as the people using Latin became increasingly remote from its Roman origins: in the Greek East, in the Roman and then Vandal North Africa, Visigothic Spain, and ultimately Ireland, where a rich and exotic Christian understanding of Latin flourished in the seventh and eighth centuries. Critics, Compilers, and Commentators is the first comprehensive introduction to the history, forms, and texts of Roman philology. A great many Latin dictionaries, glossaries, commentaries, grammars, metrical handbooks, and other forms of scholarship survive from antiquity and the early middle ages, some unpublished and many of them difficult to find and identify. Zetzel provides a descriptive bibliography of hundreds of them, listing editions, translations, and secondary literature. This book recovers a neglected but crucial area of Roman intellectual life, and it will be an essential resource for students of Roman literature and intellectual history, medievalists, and historians of education and language science.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Critics Compilers and Commentators

Critics  Compilers  and Commentators

Recovering a neglected but crucial area of Roman intellectual life, this book will be an essential resource for students of Roman literature and intellectual history, medievalists, and historians of education and language science.

Author: James E.G. Zetzel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190878887

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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"To teach correct Latin and to explain the poets" were the two standard duties of Roman teachers. Not only was a command of literary Latin a prerequisite for political and social advancement, but a sense of Latin's history and importance contributed to the Romans' understanding of their own cultural identity. Put plainly, philology-the study of language and texts-was important at Rome. Critics, Compilers, and Commentators is the first comprehensive introduction to the history, forms, and texts of Roman philology. James Zetzel traces the changing role and status of Latin as revealed in the ways it was explained and taught by the Romans themselves. In addition, he provides a descriptive bibliography of hundreds of scholarly texts from antiquity, listing editions, translations, and secondary literature. Recovering a neglected but crucial area of Roman intellectual life, this book will be an essential resource for students of Roman literature and intellectual history, medievalists, and historians of education and language science.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Geschichte der Germanistik

Geschichte der Germanistik

James E. G. Zetzel, Critics, Compilers, and Commentators: an Introduction to Roman Philology, 200 BCE800 CE, Oxford, New York: Oxford Univ. Press 2018. Sinologie Zuständig: Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner, Erlangen/Taipei; E-Mail: Michael.

Author: Christoph König

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 9783835342569

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

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Aus dem Inhalt: Markus Messling: Zum neuen Nationalismus in den Philologien Christoph König: Philologische Fragmente über stilloses Denken Motivkerne - Aufklärungsbücher von Martin Mulsow und Steffen Martus Pierre Judet de La Combe: Nietzsche et le cas Homère Rafael Carrión Arias: Die Frage der Persönlichkeit in Nietzsches philologischer Methodologie Michael Lackner: First Chinese Translations of Thomas Aquinas" "Summa theologica" Michael Puett: Canonized text and commentary in the Chinese classics
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Illustrated Afterlife of Terence s Comedies 800 1200

The Illustrated Afterlife of Terence   s Comedies  800   1200

See too: James E. G. Zetzel, Critics, Compilers, and Commentators: An Introduction to Roman Philology, 200 BCE800 CE (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 253–57. A list of manuscripts containing the Epitaphium is in Munk Olsen, ...

Author: Beatrice Radden Keefe

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004463325

Category: History

Page: 284

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This is a book about Roman comedy, ancient theatre imagery, and seven medieval illustrated manuscripts of Terence’s six Latin comedies. These manuscript illustrations, made between 800 and 1200, enabled their medieval readers to view these comedies as “mirrors of life”.
Categories: History

Horace s Ars Poetica

Horace s Ars Poetica

CP 110: 227–51. Zechmeister, Joseph. 1877. Scholia Vindobonensia ad Horatii Artem Poeticam. Vienna: Apud C. Geroldum filium. Zetzel, J.E.G. 2018. Critics, Compilers, and Commentators: An Introduction to Roman Philology, 200 BCE800 CE.

Author: Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691197432

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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A major reinterpretation of Horace's famous literary manual For two millennia, the Ars Poetica (Art of Poetry), the 476-line literary treatise in verse with which Horace closed his career, has served as a paradigmatic manual for writers. Rarely has it been considered as a poem in its own right, or else it has been disparaged as a great poet's baffling outlier. Here, Jennifer Ferriss-Hill for the first time fully reintegrates the Ars Poetica into Horace's oeuvre, reading the poem as a coherent, complete, and exceptional literary artifact intimately linked with the larger themes pervading his work. Arguing that the poem can be interpreted as a manual on how to live masquerading as a handbook on poetry, Ferriss-Hill traces its key themes to show that they extend beyond poetry to encompass friendship, laughter, intergenerational relationships, and human endeavor. If the poem is read for how it expresses itself, moreover, it emerges as an exemplum of art in which judicious repetitions of words and ideas join disparate parts into a seamless whole that nevertheless lends itself to being remade upon every reading. Establishing the Ars Poetica as a logical evolution of Horace's work, this book promises to inspire a long overdue reconsideration of a hugely influential yet misunderstood poem.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Myths on the Margins of Homer

Myths on the Margins of Homer

Zetzel, James E.G. (2018), Critics, Compilers and Commentators: An Introduction to Roman Philology, 200 BCE800 CE, Oxford. a, b, c Ziolkowski, Jan (2013), “Medieval Latin Mythography as Death and Resurrection of Myth”, in: Joseph F.

Author: Joan Pagès

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110751239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Even though there is agreement on the existence of an Imperial commentary on Homer, going under the name Mythographus Homericus, a large-scale study of this work has been lacking. The objective of this collective volume is to fill this blank. The authors represent diverse opinions, a consequence of the complex nature of the textual tradition but also of the difficulty of defining the nature of this mythographic work itself. This volume offers a study of Mythographus Homericus from different perspectives: the place of the work in the history of scholarship, the state of the text, which has been transmitted by scholia and papyri, its readership, its place in mythography and in Homeric scholarship, its intertextual relationship to other mythographic works or scholiastic corpora and its contribution to the study of myth from a typological perspective.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Mythography

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Mythography

Critics, Compilers, and Commentators: An Introduction to Roman Philology, 200 BCE800 CE. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Ziolkowski, Jan. 2013. “Medieval Latin Mythography as Death and Resurrection of Myth.” In Writing Down the Myths ...

Author: R. Scott Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190648312

Category: Mythology, Classical

Page: 625

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The field of mythography has grown substantially in the past thirty years, an acknowledgment of the importance of how ancient writers "wrote down the myths" as they systematized, organized and interpreted the vast and contested mythical storyworld. With the understanding that mythography remains a contested category, that its borders are not always clear, and that it shifted with changes in the socio-cultural and political landscapes, The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Mythography offers a range of scholarly voices that attempt to establish how and to what extent ancient writers followed the "mythographical mindset" that prompted works ranging from Apollodorus' Library to the rationalizing and allegorical approaches of Cornutus and Palaephatus. Editors R. Scott Smith and Stephen M. Trzaskoma provide the first comprehensive survey of mythography from the earliest attempts to organize and comment on myths in the archaic period (in poetry and prose) to late antiquity. The essays also provide an overview of those writers we call mythographers and other major sources of mythographic material (e.g., papyri and scholia), followed by a series of essays that seek to explore the ways in which mythographical impulses were interconnected with other intellectual activities (e.g., geography and history, catasteristic writings, politics). In addition, another section of essays presents the first sustained analysis between mythography and the visual arts, while a final section takes mythography from late antiquity up into the Renaissance. While also taking stock of recent advances and providing bibliographical guidance, this Handbook offers new approaches to texts that were once seen only as derivative sources of mythical data and presents innovative ideas for further research. The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Mythography is an essential resource for teachers, scholars, and students alike.
Categories: Mythology, Classical

The Lyon Terence

The Lyon Terence

... 1988), 275–8; James E.G. Zetzel, Critics, Compilers, and Commentators: An Introduction to Roman Philology, 200 BCE800 CE (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 254; for a concise summary of the work (as it survives today), ...

Author: Giulia Torello-Hill

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004432406

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 312

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An interdisciplinary approach to establish the significance of the first illustrated edition of the plays of Terence, its commentary and iconographic traditions and legacy in sixteenth-century Italy and France.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Roman Republic of Letters

The Roman Republic of Letters

“La morte di Catone e l'opposizione intelletuale a Cesare e ad Augusto.” Athenaeum 58: 39–56. — — —(1998). ... Critics, Compilers, and Commentators: An Introduction to Roman Philology, 200 BCE800 CE. New York: Oxford University Press.

Author: Katharina Volk

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691224343

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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An intellectual history of the late Roman Republic—and the senators who fought both scholarly debates and a civil war In The Roman Republic of Letters, Katharina Volk explores a fascinating chapter of intellectual history, focusing on the literary senators of the mid-first century BCE who came to blows over the future of Rome even as they debated philosophy, history, political theory, linguistics, science, and religion. It was a period of intense cultural flourishing and extreme political unrest—and the agents of each were very often the same people. Members of the senatorial class, including Cicero, Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Cato, Varro, and Nigidius Figulus, contributed greatly to the development of Roman scholarship and engaged in a lively and often polemical exchange with one another. These men were also crucially involved in the tumultuous events that brought about the collapse of the Republic, and they ended up on opposite sides in the civil war between Caesar and Pompey in the early 40s. Volk treats the intellectual and political activities of these “senator scholars” as two sides of the same coin, exploring how scholarship and statesmanship mutually informed one another—and how the acquisition, organization, and diffusion of knowledge was bound up with the question of what it meant to be a Roman in a time of crisis. By revealing how first-century Rome’s remarkable “republic of letters” was connected to the fight over the actual res publica, Volk’s riveting account captures the complexity of this pivotal period.
Categories: Philosophy

History of Ancient Greek Scholarship

History of Ancient Greek Scholarship

Worman N., Landscape and the Spaces of Metaphor in Ancient Literary Theory and Criticism (Cambridge 2015). ... Zetzel J. E. G., Critics, Compilers, and Commentators: an Introduction to Roman Philology 200 BCE-800 CE (Oxford 2018).

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004430570

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 720

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This is the first book, after J. E. Sandys, to cover the multiform fied of “ancient scholarship” from the beginnings to the fall of Byzantium. It is worth underlining the benefits of a work with multiple expert voices in a field so complex. The book is based on the four historiographical chapters of Brill's Companion to Ancient Greek Scholarship (2015), which have been updated and rethought.
Categories: Literary Criticism