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Herodotea : Studies on the Text of Herodotus (Hardcover) (N. G. Wilson)

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Although it is often thought that Herodotus is a simple author, and that hisHistories do not contain many passages requiring textual criticism, closer investigation reveals this view to be inaccurate. Written to accompany and augment the new Oxford Classical Texts edition of theHistories - which has been substantially revised by Nigel Wilson from the original edition by Danish scholar C. Hude in 1906 - this volume attempts to take account of discussion of numerous passages where there is reason to question whether the text as transmitted in ancient or medieval manuscripts is exactly what the author intended. A wide range of conjectures is represented, and work by scholars whose contributions have been neglected or insufficiently appreciated, in particular J. V. Pingel, H. Richards, and J. E. Powell, is taken into account.
Although it is often thought that Herodotus is a simple author, and that hisHistories do not contain many passages requiring textual criticism, closer investigation reveals this view to be inaccurate. Written to accompany and augment the new Oxford Classical Texts edition of theHistories - which has been substantially revised by Nigel Wilson from the original edition by Danish scholar C. Hude in 1906 - this volume attempts to take account of discussion of numerous passages where there is reason to question whether the text as transmitted in ancient or medieval manuscripts is exactly what the author intended. A wide range of conjectures is represented, and work by scholars whose contributions have been neglected or insufficiently appreciated, in particular J. V. Pingel, H. Richards, and J. E. Powell, is taken into account.
Number of Pages: 202
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Ancient / Greece
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: N. G. Wilson
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 17467641
UPC: 9780199672868
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-0109

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