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The Manuscript Tradition of Polybius : Cambridge Classical Studies - John M. Moore

The Manuscript Tradition of Polybius

Cambridge Classical Studies

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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.

List of plates
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
List of abbreviations
The Manuscripts of Polybius, Books I-V: Conspectus of sigla
The previous editions of Polybius
The manuscript tradition of Books I-V
Appendix to the manuscript tradition of Books I-V: the excerpt De Figura Italiae
The 'Excerpta Antiqua' from Polybius, Books VI-XVIII: Conspectus of sigla
The Excerpta Antiqua from Books VI-XVIII
The Excerpta Antiqua from Books VII-XVIII
The Excerpta Antiqua from Books, VI, XVIII and X
The Editio Princeps of Books VI-XVIII
The manuscripts containing small parts of the Excerpta Antiqua
The Constantine Excerpts
Conspectus of sigla
The Constantine excerpts
The titles from the Constantine excerpts which survive in a single manuscript
The Excerpta de Legationibus
The Excerpta de Legationibus Gentium ad Romanos
The Excerpta de Legationibus ad Gentes
Appendix to the consideration of the Excerpta de Legationibus
The relationship between the Constantine excerpts and the other manuscripts of Polybius
The Tradition
The archetype and the tradition
Appendix
Bibliography
Indices
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ISBN: 9780521057554
ISBN-10: 0521057558
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 7th January 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42