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- DescriptionThe Greek grammarian Epaphroditus, trained in Alexandria and prominent as a teacher in Rome of the Neronian-Flavian era, continued the tradition of Hellenistic scholarship in his study of Homer, the Hesiodic Shield of Herakles, and the Aitia of Kallimachos as well as in his treatise on etymology and in the compilation of a glossary of unfamiliar words. Numerous fragments from these works have been preserved in the Ethnika of the sixth-century grammarian Stephas of Byzantium, the scholia on Homer and other authors, and, tably, in Byzantine etymological lexica, t all of which are fully accessible in print. The present edition presents a critical text of the fragments within the broader context in which they have been transmitted. Each text is supplied with a critical apparatus and a list of the more important parallels. To make the edition more easily accessible to n-specialists an English translation has been given t only of the fragments but also of longer texts quoted in the tes, features which should be of use to specialists as well. After each fragment a short commentary summarizes the results. An extensive introduction presents the life, works, and scholarship of Epaphroditus and explains the reasons for the classification of the fragments. A concordance to the edition of Lunzner (1866), a full bibliography, and indices facilitate the use of the work. The aim of the edition has t only been to set the grammarian in his rightful place in the history of scholarship but to encourage further work in this neglected field by demonstrating its intrinsic interest and by explaining methods and technical terms which are often taken for granted in specialist works. Edited and Translated with Introduction, Notes, and Commentary.
- Author BiographyThe Editors: Bruce Karl Braswell studied Classics at the Universities of Toronto, Oxford (D.Phil.), Bonn, and FU Berlin (Habilitation). He has taught at the universities in Berlin and Fribourg and has published widely on Greek language and literature, esp. Pindar. His current areas of research are: Pindar, Greek lexicography, and the History of classical scholarship. Margarethe Billerbeck studied Classics at the Universities of Basel, FU Berlin (Dr.phil.), and Oxford (D.Phil.). Since 1987 she has been professor of Greek and Latin Language and Literature (German-language chair) at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). She has published widely in the field of Greek and Roman popular philosophy, Latin poetry of the Imperial period, esp. Seneca's tragedies, and Greek lexicography. Her current areas of research are: Seneca and Stephanos of Byzantium, Ethnika.
- PublisherVerlag Peter Lang
- Date of Publication01/10/2007
- Series TitleSapheneia
- Series Part/Volume Number13
- Place of PublicationPieterlen
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintVerlag Peter Lang
- Content Note1, 1 ill.
- Weight770 g
- Width140 mm
- Height220 mm
- Edited byBruce Karl Braswell,Margarethe Billerbeck
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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