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The massive yet underrated corpus of Greek scholia, the marginal and interlinear notes present in manuscripts, is a crucial resource for old literary feedback. The facts of the scholia considerably provides to and complements the image that may be received from learning the proper treatises (such as Aristotle's Poetics): scholia additionally comprise thoughts that aren't present in the treatises, and they're indicative of ways the options are literally positioned to take advantage of within the innovative interpretation of texts. The publication additionally demonstrates that it is important to check either historical terminology and the situations the place a specific phenomenon is just paraphrased. Nineteen thematic chapters supply a repertoire of a number of the phrases and ideas of historic literary feedback. The appropriate witnesses are largely quoted in Greek and English translation. A word list of Greek phrases (with translation) and a number of other indices allow the e-book additionally for use for reference.

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R. [substantive]),  (p.  [verb]), Hermog. inv.  (p.  Rabe [substantive], p. ,  [verb]). g. schol. A Il. a Ariston. (on Thetis protecting Zeus against his opponents), b Il.  ex. (on Nireus not appearing in the rest of the Iliad), bT Il. –b ex. (on Hera deceiving Zeus, see n. ), T Il.  ex. (on the preceding explanation regarding Dardanus), bT Il. – ex. (on Hermes, instead of Iris, accompanying Priam), DE J Od.  (p. – Ludwich; on the spears with which the suitors will allegedly be killed), E HMa QTVY Od.

However, the poet is exciting and, if anything at all, puts only a seed; cf. ‘this was the beginning of his [sc. Patroclus’] evil’. The one who composed these lines [sc. –] is perhaps the same who composed ‘we went against Thebe’ and ‘he [sc. Odysseus to Penelope] began how he first defeated the Ciconians’. Apart from the point about the omitted lines, which is also reported in schol.  Like Euripides’ prologues,    Rutherford (see Erbse’s app. ) proposes proanafÛnhsiv, but the scholia regularly confuse the two terms (see also profÛnhsiv in schol.

E. Ph. , but the exact reference remains unclear. Cf. schol. A. Eum. e. resulting in a good plot] Orestes is not pursued at the beginning, but he [sc. Aeschylus] puts this in the middle of the play, saving the climax for the middle’). On tamieÅesqai see below. The wounding of the Greek heroes is similarly explained in schol. bT Il. b ex. (quoted below). Both scholia exhibit an anti-Trojan bias (on which see Introd. page ).  The Ancient Critic at Work importance of the goddess Thetis for the plot of the entire Iliad and Odyssey: kaª t¦v poižsewv o«konom©a ¡ t¦v Q”tidov crhstožqeiaá iº m•n ˆmÅnei, ¯na kaª kakÛsh€ í Ellhnav, ëHfa©stw d”, ¯na poižsh€ ìAcille± tŸn panopl©an, ionÅsw d• di‡ t¼n ˆmfifor¦a, ¯na t ìAcille± e­h sor»v [cf.

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