Progymnasmata by Patillon, Michel; Bolognesi, Giancarlo; Théon, Aelius

By Patillon, Michel; Bolognesi, Giancarlo; Théon, Aelius

Le traité de Théon, qui ne peut, selon les éditeurs, être daté au-delà de los angeles première moitié du IIe siècle après J.-C., suggest, à l'usage des maîtres de rhétorique, une série de quinze exercices destinés à préparer les youth à l. a. pratique du discours oratoire. Il a été transmis dans une double culture manuscrite, grecque et arménienne, dont tient compte los angeles présente édition.

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The one kind of textual criticism which we know Zenodotus practised was not concerned with choices between variant readings but with the identification of spurious lines and passages. The one feature of his text that marked it out as a critical Sldpfitooig was the presence of obeloi in the margins (and perhaps brackets enclosing longer passages) to signal the critic’s suspicion that certain verses were un-Homeric. In other respects Zenodotus’ exemplar seems to have lacked the features characteristic of later scholarly texts.

65. 1. , where Odysseus appeared to say that the night was more than two-thirds gone but a third remained, by declaring that 1T7\8LOV meant not ‘more than’ but ‘full of’. ' The schoolmaster, however, ‘corrected’ his Homer, whether by altering the wording or simply by deleting verses that he found unacceptable. The verb is o1op0o13v,’and the implied ideal is op66Tng. The critic who required <5p66'rng did not necessarily have in mind a restoration of the text to its historically original state; he may have been thinking rather of ‘correctness’ of subject matter or language.

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