The Silvae of Statius have been preserved in one very corrupt fifteenth-century manuscript; in this new Oxford Classical Text, Professor Courtney takes the view, held by Klotz alone among editors but strongly supported by recent discoveries of new material, that this manuscript was identical with that seen by Politian. The difficulties are compounded by the author's mannerist style, which most modern editors have often misinterpreted as a defence for corrupt readings. For this text the editor has surveyed the scholarly literature on the Silvae in its entirety, and has often returned to the judgements of the great seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Latinists in an effort to produce a readable text that does not ignore any difficulties.
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' the typography of this volume is as pleasant as anything produced in the series in earlier years ... it is a pleasure to be able to state that this edition will be found to be a great advance on anything else available: in critical acumen, in sober and economical presentation and in mature balance and judgement it represents a solid achievement of which the author may feel proud' J.A. Richmond, University College, Dublin, Hermathena
'Courtney's emended text ... has been shaped by common sense, logic, and an intimate knowledge of silver Latin ... Poggio would like this text very well, for Courtney seems the scribe that Poggio lacked: is qui libros [recognovit] doctissimus omnium viventium [est].' Joseph Pucci, Brown University, Classical World
'The apparatus is of superior quality in several respects. C. appears to have checked all references in earlier apparatuses and combined this with his own vast knowledge. This results in exact references for almost all humanist conjectures, which must earn C. the eternal gratitude of scholars freed from undertaking a difficult search for a conjecture by Lipsius or Salmasius. It is abundantly clear that the text, like everything else in this book, is a product of long thought, vast knowledge and attention to every detail ... important edition.' Harm-Jan van Dam, Mnemosyne, Vol. XLVII, Fasc. 3 (1994)
Praefatio (Preface); Index Librorum et Commentationum plus semel in apparatu laudatarum (Index of books and commentaries mentioned more than once in the apparatus); Sigla (symbols); Index Carminum (List of poems); Silvae (text); Libri Quinque (Books I-V); Index Nominum (Index of names)
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0198146833
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0198146833
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 198 pages. 8.00x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0198146833
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