An Enquiry into the Transmission of the Plays of Euripides by G. ZuntzAn Enquiry into the Transmission of the Plays of Euripides by G. Zuntz

An Enquiry into the Transmission of the Plays of Euripides

byG. Zuntz

Paperback | June 30, 2011

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Originally published in 1965, this book is concerned with the process through which the plays of Euripides were transmitted across seventeen centuries and finally copied into late Byzantine manuscripts. Based upon earlier observations made by Alexander Turyn in The Byzantine Manuscript Tradition of the Tragedies of Euripides, the text contains rigorous analysis of the Euripidean manuscripts together with images from them. This is a highly informative book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in Euripides and manuscript history.
Title:An Enquiry into the Transmission of the Plays of EuripidesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:334 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:June 30, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521205891

ISBN - 13:9780521205894

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Table of Contents

Preface; Select bibliography; Introduction; Part I. The Relationship between L and P; 1. The state of the question; 2. Triclinius' metrical marginalia reproduced in P; 3. P, in the Alphabetic Plays, a copy of L; Part II. The Work of Triclinius in L and its Effects upon P: 1. The problem; 2. Metrica; 3. Triclinius' dealings with the text in L and their effects upon P; Part III. The Character and Origin of MSS. L and P: 1. Characterization of MS. L; 2. Characterization of MS. P; 3. On the hypothesis in L and P; 4. Hypothesis and the text of Rhesus; 5. The text of the triad in L and P; 6. The origins of MSS. L and P; Part IV. Results and Analogies: 1. Triclinius the critic; 2. Triclinian analogies; 3. A specimen: Helena, 625-97; Part V. The Helena Papyrus: 1. Transcript; 2. Reconstruction of the papyrus; 3. Comment on the reconstruction of ?; 4. The alternation of speakers; 5. From archetype to original; 6. The original text of Helena 630 ff.; Part VI. Main Stages of the Transmission: 1. The text in antiquity; 2. The text in the Middle Ages; 3. From Thessalonica to Florence; Addendum; Indices.