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In this article, George Melville Bolling examines the disagreements among the manuscripts of Homer's Iliad and the papyri. Through a comparison of these he shows that lines have not disappeared, but have rather been added to the manuscript tradition.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-051-6
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 741
Publication Date: Mar 16,2013
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 34
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-051-6
$37.00

The importance of the Greek epics of the Iliad and Odyssey to the study of classical literature cannot be overstated. In this article, George Melville Bolling examines the disagreements first among the manuscripts of Homer's Iliad and then the papyri. Following this, Bolling demonstrates how many of the disputed lines, resulting from accidental coincidences and haplography, found in the manuscripts are absent from the papyri. Through this he shows that lines have not disappeared, but have rather been added to the manuscript tradition. Bolling includes long lists of citations within the manuscripts and papyri which will aid the reader. Those who enjoy the in depth study of Greek poetry will find this article of great value.

The importance of the Greek epics of the Iliad and Odyssey to the study of classical literature cannot be overstated. In this article, George Melville Bolling examines the disagreements first among the manuscripts of Homer's Iliad and then the papyri. Following this, Bolling demonstrates how many of the disputed lines, resulting from accidental coincidences and haplography, found in the manuscripts are absent from the papyri. Through this he shows that lines have not disappeared, but have rather been added to the manuscript tradition. Bolling includes long lists of citations within the manuscripts and papyri which will aid the reader. Those who enjoy the in depth study of Greek poetry will find this article of great value.

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