Didymos: On Demosthenes

Paperback | May 23, 2007

byPhillip Harding

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This edition of the papyrus containing Didymos' comments on some of Demosthenes' speeches aims to provide the student with a new reading of the text, a facing translation that is carefully edited for those who cannot use the Greek to show what is extant and what is restored, and a detailedcommentary that considers all issues related to the restoration of the text and to its historical content. All Greek is translated into English so that the discussion is fully accessible. In addition, throughout the introduction and commentary an attempt is made to arrive at a balanced appraisal ofDidymos' position in the history of scholarship.

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This edition of the papyrus containing Didymos' comments on some of Demosthenes' speeches aims to provide the student with a new reading of the text, a facing translation that is carefully edited for those who cannot use the Greek to show what is extant and what is restored, and a detailedcommentary that considers all issues related to...

Phillip Harding is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:May 23, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199283591

ISBN - 13:9780199283590

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Didymos2. The papyrus3. The scribe and his work4. Content5. Commentary or monograph6. Sources7. Didymos the scholar8. Didymos and the text of Demosthenes9. ConclusionText and TranslationCommentaryList of References

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`Phillip Harding has contributed an excellent new volume on Didymus to the Clarendon Ancient History series . . . The author and the Press are to be congratulated for printing a highly useful Greek text opposite the translation . . . Throughout, Harding does an excellent job discussing earlierscholarship on fourth-century history, Didymus and its sources.'Bryn Mawr Classical Review