Herodotea

Herodotea : Studies on the Text of Herodotus

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Although it is often thought that Herodotus is a simple author, and that his Histories 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 the Histories - 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 230 pages
  • 148 x 223 x 20mm | 398g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199672865
  • 9780199672868
  • 1,062,006

Table of contents

Preface ; Abbreviations ; Book I ; Book II ; Book III ; Book IV ; Book V ; Book VI ; Book VII ; Book VIII ; Book IX ; Appendices ; Index
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Review Text

this is undoubtedly the most sensible, and reliable, text of Herodotus now available ... [The editor has] incorporated valuable, and hitherto inaccessible, wisdom from the unpublished annotations of earlier scholars Peter Green, Times Literary Supplement
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this is undoubtedly the most sensible, and reliable, text of Herodotus now available ... [The editor has] incorporated valuable, and hitherto inaccessible, wisdom from the unpublished annotations of earlier scholars * Peter Green, Times Literary Supplement *
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About N. G. Wilson

N. G. Wilson is an Emeritus Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Lincoln College, University of Oxford.
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