By E. B. Fryde
The Byzantine global underwent a outstanding restoration of highbrow strength within the interval following the restoration of Constantinople in 1261. The response of the emperors and their entourage of well-educated excessive officers to their political mess ups was once a planned revival of the glories of old Greek tradition. This e-book explores the protection and dissemination through this discovered elite of such historical literature, philosophy and technological know-how as nonetheless survived then, the improvement of editorial concepts which ended in extra entire and not more corrupt texts, and their development purchase the addition of commentaries and different techniques.
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Within the Moschopulean number of 3 performs of Sophocles there's a enough variety of readings that consider fragments of historic papyri to signify that he should have had entry to a few in a different way unknown textual traditions . +6 One peculiarity of the Moschopulean texts of 3 performs of Euripides used to be the inclusion of the traditional summaries of those tragedies. In his precis of the Plzoenissae Moschopulos had ten readings which agreed with a papyrus. it really is obvious that the Moschopoulean model is way towards that (papyrus) textual content than is the model present in the imperative medieval manuscripts. This proves that Moschopoulos made use of assets autonomous of (and it is going to look better to) these of our previous medieval manuscriptsY Of significant significance is the vindication of 1 strange manuscript of Thucydides (Paris, Bibl. Nat. , ms. Par. gr. 1 7 34),+8 which looks to this point from very early within the fourteenth century. +9 From the tip of publication 6 and over the ultimate books 7-8 it presents a special resource of self sustaining readings. a lot past, in publication 1 . 2 . 2 ,50 it has one strange notice, taking place additionally in a papyrus courting from the center of the 3rd century B . C . five 1 Its incidence in ms. Par. 1 7 34 confirms that manuscript's descent from a variation (and sturdy) textual culture. either Planudes and Triklinios frequently pointed out that they have been replica ing or bringing up 'old' manuscripts . a few of these have been prone to be untransliterated codices, written in capital-letters. Such manuscripts of "Biblical and liturgical texts are nonetheless really quite a few" and there surely existed many extra through the early Palaeologan Ren aissance, in order that "a guy of schooling" will be acquainted with such texts and may be capable of learn them. fifty two One instance of a manuscript of the overdue 13th century, which were copied from a codex in capital letters is a suite of Plato's dialogues in Vienna ms. suppl. phil. gr. 39. Its copyist had a few trouble in interpreting its resource and made blunders attribute of i6 forty seven forty eight forty nine 50 fifty one fifty two P . F. Easterling ( 1 960), ref. III. 1 2 , pp. 6 1-3. W. S. Barrett ( 1 965), ref. III. three, fifty eight. B. Hemmerdinger ( 1 955), ref. III. 1 three (chapter 7) and ibid. , E. G. Turner ( 1 956). J. B. Alberti (ed. ), 77111cydidis Histon'ae, I (Rome, 1 nine 72), p. CIX. Alberti, ibid. , p. 27 and be aware to line l . E. G. Turner ( 1 956), ref. III. 1 three, pp. ninety six and ninety eight. R. Browning ( 1 nine 7 7), ref. I. 1 , no. XII, p. 1 four. 1 fifty six bankruptcy 8 transliteration from a capital-letters codex of a sort present within the 3rd and fourth centuries A. D . or from a few descendant nonetheless in cap ital letters. fifty three In bankruptcy 1 2 on Planudes I will likely be discussing his versions in line with manuscripts with strange textual traditions, most likely previous codices rediscovered through him. right here i need to adduce in simple terms very instruc tive examples. His number of historic poetry within the Florentine guy uscript Laur. 32 . sixteen contains the Dionysiaca via a (? 5th century A. D. ) Egyptian poet Nonnos. Planudes has preserved right here the single com plete textual content of what's a mine of data approximately old mythol ogy.