Ancient Scholarship and Grammar: Archetypes, Concepts and by Stephanos Matthaios, Franco Montanari, Antonios Rengakos

By Stephanos Matthaios, Franco Montanari, Antonios Rengakos

The quantity goals at investigating archetypes, thoughts and contexts of the traditional philological self-discipline from a historic, methodological and ideological viewpoint. It comprises 26 contributions by way of best students divided into 4 sections: the traditional students at paintings, the traditional grammarians on Greek language and linguistic correctness, old grammar in old context and historical grammar in interdisciplinary context.

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About the ideas and the culture of which they are an expression. �i� of the principle of what i� 'right' or 'wrong' from the point of view of modem science; in other word�, the tendency to try to gauge how far the ancients had drawn close to the 'correct' interpretation and to what extent they mi�sed the point, whether they were good or bad philologists, with regard to their textlLal choices as well. These are evaluations that distort the historical perspective. Moreover, too often the criterion for selection of material� considered worthy of interest and study remains based es­ sentially on what appears to be lL�eful or useless for the specific purpose of interpreting today, according to our criteria and for our own ends, the ancient author who is the focus of attention.

23-4) . 30 Cf Protagoras 347e, Hippias Minor 365c&-d 1 . , Phaedrus 228dt-5. O n thi.. , Halliwell 2000, 1 02. Richard Hunter 36 how I stand, as you put it, in regard to verses (TIEp! E7roov) ' (341 e7-2a2) . Socrates is here picking up Protagoras' opening gambit: I think, Socrates, that the greatest part of a man's paideia is to be clever in the matter of vers es (TTEpl ETTWV OE1VOV ETvOl) . This mean. to be able to un­ derstand (avvlI�vOl) (6p6wS) and what not, and to know how to make distinctions and, when what the poets say and what has been composed well questioned, to give an account.

A\ is remarked in two of the earliest references to panic a\ a military phenome­ non, found in Thuc. 4. 3 Kal aliTois, oTov cplAei Kal "TTom crrPaTO"TT� liOIS, l-\aAlcrra Ii� Tois llEylcrro ls, �JXlI Kal liell-\aTa lyylyveaSal, moos Te Kal lv VUKTI Te Kal lila "TT oAel-\las Kal 6:"TTo "TTOAel-\loov Oil "TTOAV 6:"TTexoVToov lovalv, ll-\"TTI"TTTE I TapaxfJ 4 5 6 (though, a\ it is evident from these two quotations, Thucydides did not know or use yet the term 'panic') . S. 4 and 69. 1 ; Plut. Pomp.

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