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A. E. Housman

A. E. Housman  

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(1859–1936)British poet and classical scholar.The eldest son of a Worcestershire solicitor, Housman was educated at Bromsgrove School. Despite the death of their mother (1870), the family was in ...
ancient scholarship

ancient scholarship  

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GreekIn one sense of the term, scholarship began when literature became a central element of education and the prescribed texts had to be explained and interpreted to pupils in a class. An early ...
bibliography

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A list of MSS, books, and articles cited or referred to in a scholarly work, or thought relevant to its subject matter. Such lists are usually printed following the work itself.[...]
Borghini, Vincenzo

Borghini, Vincenzo  

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(1515–80).Florentine scholar and essayist of many talents. He was ordained a Benedictine priest in 1540, and became Prior of the Foundlings Hospital in Florence, and simultaneously one of the ...
Bowers, Fredson

Bowers, Fredson  

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(1905–91),American academic bibliographer, significant for his radical theoretical and practical contributions to the detailed study of Elizabethan printing processes, in editions (of Dekker, ...
Classical Scholarship

Classical Scholarship  

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[This entry includes five subentries: AntiquityByzantiumWestern Europe in the Middle Ages and the RenaissanceModern Classical ScholarshipHistory of the Study of Ancient Art and Architecture See also ...
collation

collation  

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A ‘bringing together’, used in various literary senses. In textual criticism, collation is the process of comparing differing manuscripts or editions of the same work in order to establish a ...
critical apparatus

critical apparatus  

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In printed texts, a list of MS readings differing from those in the accepted text. It is commonly printed at the foot of the page. See also textual criticism.
criticism

criticism  

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The reasoned discussion of literary works, an activity which may include some or all of the following procedures, in varying proportions: the defence of literature against moralists and censors, ...
David C. Greetham

David C. Greetham  

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 (1941– ) Editorial theorist(see 18) and textual critic. Born in England, he specializes in medieval English literature at City University of New York and founded the Society for Textual Scholarship. ...
Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls  

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A collection of Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts, the first of which were found in 1947 by shepherds in a cave near the north-western shore of the Dead Sea. They belonged to the library of the Jewish ...
Demetrius Triclinius

Demetrius Triclinius  

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(early 14th cent.),one of the most important scholars of his day, lived probably at Thessalonica. He prepared editions of numerous classical poets, using his knowledge of metre to improve ...
Epistles of Phalaris

Epistles of Phalaris  

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Were letters attributed to Phalaris, a tyrant of Acragas in Sicily (6th cent. bc). They were edited by Charles Boyle, fourth earl of Orrery (1676–1731) in 1695; R. Bentley proved that they were ...
Ernesto Giacomo Parodi

Ernesto Giacomo Parodi  

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(1862–1923),a pupil of the literary historian Pio Rajna, taught at Florence University and was editor of the Bullettino della Società Dantesca. His principal scholarly interests included Dante, the ...
Filologia

Filologia  

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Is derived from Latin philologia, at first ‘love of learning or letters’, then ‘explanation of the writings of others’. Filologia was used from the 17th c. to denote literary studies ...
first edition

first edition  

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Until the advent of such mechanical means of reproduction as stereotype and electrotype, most reprints of books (unless set from standing type) constituted new editions. For most practical purposes, ...
Francesco Robortello

Francesco Robortello  

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(1516–67).humanist literary theorist and commentator. Born in Udine, he studied at Bologna and subsequently taught eloquence at Pisa and other Northern universities. His historical and philological ...
Friedrich Wilhelm Blass

Friedrich Wilhelm Blass  

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(1843–1907),German classical scholar, who also contributed much to the philology and textual criticism of the NT. Besides editions of Matthew (1901), Luke (1897), John (1902), and Acts (1895), he ...
G. Thomas Tanselle

G. Thomas Tanselle  

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 (1934– ) US bibliographer, textual critic, and book collector.A leading bibliographer of American literature, and the principal bibliographer of Melville’s works, he built his career at the John ...
German Influences

German Influences  

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For a mixture of political and cultural reasons Italian writers have always looked more towards France and, in recent times, towards English-speaking countries than towards Germany and Austria. All ...

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