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Title: Studies on the text of Iliad 3-5
Author: Poulengeris, Andreas Christou.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3497 2818
Awarding Body: Royal Holloway, University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 2002
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In these studies I discuss a number of selected passages from Iliad 3-5 where there are textual variations supported by extant minuscule copies and about which we can reasonably argue that they also existed in the text of uncial COpIes. The purpose of these discussions is to assert the claim of each variant to direct tradition, i.e. that their presence in the medieval minuscule tradition is due to inheritance from the text of extant or lost uncial copies, or, to use an abbreviated term, that they are ancient; and also to assert its utility for the evaluation or classification of the manuscripts which attest it, i. e. to identify the manuscripts which are the rightful heirs of such a variant through early lost minuscules, as well as to identify closely related groups of manuscripts. I have limited myself to a selection of the older manuscripts and attempted to discover by analysis which of these manuscripts are the most useful in preserving ancient variants. This approach differs from Allen's, who in the case of his edition of 1931 uses some 180 manuscripts and in the case of the Oxford Classical Text of 1920 mainly manuscript families on the strength of numerical agreements in various readings, resulting in a most unsatisfactory state of affairs in both cases. In the second part I provide a collation of the chosen manuscripts for Iliad 18, to demonstrate how reliable or unreliable Allen's collations are. I also provide an apparatus criticus for the same book which is not meant to serve the ordinary purpose of an apparatus criticus (no notice is taken of papyri, quotations, or modem conjectures), but only to show what the manuscript picture looks like, on the evidence of my collation for the variants judged worthy of mention in the Oxford Classical Text
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Homer