Questions and observations based on transcribing the commentary on Books IV and V, dialectic and rhetoric

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Discussion and analysis of hitherto unpublished glosses from the earliest glossed manuscript of Martianus Capella. Investigation of sources for a number of glosses illuminates commentators working methods (adducing relevant information from memory rather than consulting books); commentators' errors are particularly revealing. In one case they bring us close to a particular manuscript/recension of source material. Some support for the hypthesis that Martianus reached the ninth century with a layer of late antique commentary emerges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCarolingian Scholarship and Martianus Capella
Subtitle of host publicationNinth-Century commentary traditions on 'de nuptiis' in context
EditorsMariken Teeuwen, Sinead O'Sullivan
Place of PublicationTurnhout
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9782503531786
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameCultural Encounters in Late antiquity and the Middle Ages

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