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Interpreting a ClassicDemosthenes and His Ancient Commentators$
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Craig Gibson

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520229563

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520229563.001.0001

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Form and Transmission

Form and Transmission

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Interpreting a Classic

Craig A. Gibson

University of California Press

This chapter studies several ancient commentaries of Demosthenes that have survived. It describes these commentaries as particularly volatile and subject to different types of reorganization and excerpting. A section on the relationship between the ancient commentaries and the Byzantine scholia to Demosthenes is included. The chapter also assumes that generations of scholars commented their different interests and needs, their various assumptions about their audiences, and their own unique ways of asking and answering questions about Demosthenes' text.

Keywords:   ancient commentary, Byzantine scholia, text, Demosthenes, scholars

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