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Critics, Compilers, and Commentators: An Introduction to Roman Philology, 200 BCE-800 CE

ISBN : 9780195380514

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¥15,246
Author: 
James E. G. Zetzel
Pages
448 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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Critics, Compilers, and Commentators is the first comprehensive introduction to Roman philology-the study of Latin language and Latin texts. It explains its history and forms as they were transformed by changing intellectual and social contexts, and provides description and bibliography of hundreds of surviving dictionaries, commentaries, and grammars.

Index: 

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Part I: A Short History of Roman Scholarship
Chapter 1: The Face of Learning
Chapter 2: The Origins of Roman Grammar
Chapter 3: Word and World: Varro and his Contemporaries
Chapter 4: Past and Present: From Caecilius Epirota to Valerius Probus
Chapter 5: Finding the Right Word
Chapter 6: Dictionaries, Glossaries, Encyclopedias
Chapter 7: Commentary and Exegesis
Chapter 8: Grammar and Grammarians
Chapter 9: Author, Audience, Text
Chapter 10: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Chapter 11: Commentaries
Chapter 12: Grammars and Other Forms of Erudition
Chapter 13: Early Medieval Grammars
List of Works Cited
Indices
Manuscripts
General

About the author: 

James Zetzel studied at Harvard University and the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London; he has taught at Brown and Princeton Universities and for the last 32 years at Columbia University. He has written extensively on the literature of the first century BCE and on the history of classical scholarship. He has also published two volumes of translations of Cicero.

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