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Reading and variant in Petronius [electronic resource] : studies in the French humanists and their manuscript sources /
Wade Richardson.
imprint
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c1993.
description
xxiv, 187 p. : ill., plates ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0802028667
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Book
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imprint
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c1993.
isbn
0802028667
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10522918
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Description for Reader
Critical editions of most classical authors are based on readings transmitted by medieval scholars that can be examined and collated. Modern editions of Petronius, on the other hand, are principally based on printed editions, most of them published in France during the sixteenth century. In this volume T. Wade Richardson considers the use made of the Petronius manuscripts then extant by seven French humanist editors for their various editions, commentaries, and notes.Some of the manuscripts they used may be equated with extant exemplars, which therefore serve as a good check on the quality of their readings. But as much as half of the text rests on the sixteenth-century witness alone. Through a broad and integrated study of the problems of the Petronius text the author attempts to unravel the tangled skein of humanist work on Petronius, to settle some of the old textual puzzles, and to solidify the text and recast the apparatus.Richardson also provides information on the codicology and palaeography of the texts and on the talents and habits of the scholars who created them.
Description for Reader
Critical editions of most classical authors are based on readings transmitted by medieval scholars that can be examined and collated. Modern editions of Petronius, on the other hand, are principally based on printed editions, most of them published in France during the sixteenth century. In this volume T. Wade Richardson considers the use made of the Petronius manuscripts then extant by seven French humanist editors for their various editions, commentaries, and notes. Some of the manuscripts they used may be equated with extant exemplars, which therefore serve as a good check on the quality of their readings. But as much as half of the text rests on the sixteenth-century witness alone. Through a broad and integrated study of the problems of the Petronius text the author attempts to unravel the tangled skein of humanist work on Petronius, to settle some of the old textual puzzles, and to solidify the text and recast the apparatus. Richardson also provides information on the codicology and palaeography of the texts and on the talents and habits of the scholars who created them.
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Works Cited
Stemmata
Symbols for Manuscripts and Editions
Plates
Introductionp. 3
Marc-Antoine Muret and mp. 9
Jean de Tournes and tp. 24
Pierre Pithou and pp. 40
Pierre Daniel and Bernensis 276p. 63
Pierre Daniel and dp. 83
Francois Daniel and the Notaep. 99
Daniel Rogers and rp. 119
Pierre Dupuy and Bp. 132
Biographical Notes on the Principal Scholarsp. 137
Notesp. 143
Index to the Satyrica and Fragmentsp. 175
Index of Manuscriptsp. 183
Index of Names and Subjectsp. 185
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