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Theodore D. Papanghelis, Antonios Rengakos's A Companion to Apollonius Rhodius (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca PDF

By Theodore D. Papanghelis, Antonios Rengakos

ISBN-10: 9004117520

ISBN-13: 9789004117525

This quantity on Appolonius of Rhodes, whose "Argonautica" is the only full-length epic to outlive from the Hellenistic interval, includes articles through 14 students from throughout Europe and the United States. Their contributions conceal a variety of matters from the historical past of the textual content and the issues of the poet's biography via questions of favor, literary approach and intertextual family to the epic's library and cultural reception. the purpose is to offer an summary of the scholarly dialogue in those parts and supply a survey of traits in Apollonian reports.

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Instead of searching for hidden structural principles of increasing subtlety the following converse postulate should rather be put forward: when the structure is not plainly in view and transparent (and there is no reason to assume inability on the poet's part), the absence of structure is intentional and at issue is exactly the function of this absence. Whether this principle is operative in Apollonius scholarship will be seen later on. At any rate, with Thierstein (1971) we are in deep waters: he attempts to clarify Apollonius' compositional technique and the arrangement of his material through the detailed articulation of individual "main blocks" (very different in length); yet the overall coherence of the epic is by no means established in this manner.

32 Erbse (1966) 160 against Frankel (1961) V f. and (1964) 7-11. 33 Two further papyri (P. Oxy. 543; in either case it is hard to say whether it is the text of the 7ipoeK5cxn<; or that of the vulgata which is offered by the papyri. THE TEXTUAL TRADITION OF THE ARGOMUTICA 35 The variant ocvTexaycbv in P. Oxy. 2697 col. 119, already suggested by Sanctamandus,36 may be added here. 470 Spitzner [P. Oxy. 935 Lloyd-Jones [P. Oxy. 2694])—doubts which Vian rejects. Certainly wrong is P. Colon, inv. 325 has been interpolated.

The 7ipoeK8oai<; of book 2 had two 34 GERSON SCHADE - PAOLO ELEUTERI trace of such variants in these two papyri—whose importance as witnesses is beyond doubt. First, not only does P. 789 (above nr. 781 the correct text as the sole witness against the unanimous testimony of the manuscripts Tipo Tc6A,r|oc; ccva at{(3ov. Secondly, P. Oxy. 2698 fr. 801-803 (above nr. e. l. e. l. UTJVK;, which Frankel, unlike Vian, admits into his text against the unanimous iw\iic, of the manuscripts. 35 Apart from the just-mentioned passages, the papyri often give a better text than the rest of the manuscript tradition, while many a conjecture has been confirmed by papyrus finds.

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