The Manuscript Tradition of Polybius by John M. MooreThe Manuscript Tradition of Polybius by John M. Moore

The Manuscript Tradition of Polybius

byJohn M. Moore

Paperback | March 3, 2011

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In this 1965 text, Dr Moore divides the extant manuscripts of Polybius, the Greek historian of Rome who lived in the second century BC, into their families, and demonstrates their relationship to each other. He considers the three traditions separately, and in each he describes the manuscripts briefly and discusses any part of their history which can help in establishing their relationship. He then establishes the tradition, discussing the manuscripts in their families and considering each one in its place in the establishment of the tradition. In his opening chapter he deals with previous editions of Polybius, and he concludes with a a chapter discussing the relationship between the three groups of manuscripts, the Archetype, and possible reasons why the text should have survived in the form in which it has. This was the first study to take account of all the surviving manuscripts.
Title:The Manuscript Tradition of PolybiusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.51 inPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521188636

ISBN - 13:9780521188630


Table of Contents

List of plates; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; List of abbreviations; Part I. The Manuscripts of Polybius, Books I-V: Conspectus of sigla; 1. The previous editions of Polybius; 2. The manuscript tradition of Books I-V; 3. Appendix to the manuscript tradition of Books I-V: the excerpt De Figura Italiae; Part II. The 'Excerpta Antiqua' from Polybius, Books VI-XVIII: Conspectus of sigla; 4. The Excerpta Antiqua from Books VI-XVIII; 5. The Excerpta Antiqua from Books VII-XVIII; 6. The Excerpta Antiqua from Books, VI, XVIII and X; 7. The Editio Princeps of Books VI-XVIII; 8. The manuscripts containing small parts of the Excerpta Antiqua; Part III. The Constantine Excerpts; Conspectus of sigla; 9. The Constantine excerpts; 10. The titles from the Constantine excerpts which survive in a single manuscript; 11. The Excerpta de Legationibus; 12. The Excerpta de Legationibus Gentium ad Romanos; 13. The Excerpta de Legationibus ad Gentes; 14. Appendix to the consideration of the Excerpta de Legationibus; 15. The relationship between the Constantine excerpts and the other manuscripts of Polybius; Part IV. The Tradition: 16. The archetype and the tradition; Appendix; Bibliography; Indices.