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Steele suggests a division in the longer edition of Servius' commentary on Vergil between Servius and the work of later commentators.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-616-9
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 334
Publication Date: Sep 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 47
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-616-9
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R. B. Steele turns his philological talents in this essay to the problem of the commentary of Servius which seems to have gathered excess comments via the scholia or marginal commentary of later copyists and scholars. Using statistical analysis of the grammar and word choice of the longer manuscript of Servius, he suggests a division between Servius and “D” - an abbreviation for the collection of authors whose accumulated commentary was transmitted along with Servius' original text. This presents a case example of the difficulties that scholia can cause in a manuscript tradition and makes an illuminating companion to any study of papyrology and paleography.

R. B. Steele turns his philological talents in this essay to the problem of the commentary of Servius which seems to have gathered excess comments via the scholia or marginal commentary of later copyists and scholars. Using statistical analysis of the grammar and word choice of the longer manuscript of Servius, he suggests a division between Servius and “D” - an abbreviation for the collection of authors whose accumulated commentary was transmitted along with Servius' original text. This presents a case example of the difficulties that scholia can cause in a manuscript tradition and makes an illuminating companion to any study of papyrology and paleography.

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R. B. Steele

  • III - SERVIUS AND THE SCHOLIA OF DANIEL: PART I (page 5)
  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY: I - SERVIUS AND THE SCHOLIA OF DANIEL: PART II (page 25)
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