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The genesis of Lachmann's method

Author: Sebastiano Timpanaro; Glenn W Most
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This important work now appears in its first English translation. The Genesis of Lachmann's Method examines the origin, development, and validity of Lachmann's model as well as its association with Lachmann himself. It remains a fundamental work on the history and methods of editing texts, and Glenn W. Most's translation makes this seminal study available to an English-speaking audience. In addition to expanding
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Named Person: Karl Lachmann; Karl Lachmann; Karl Lachmann
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastiano Timpanaro; Glenn W Most
ISBN: 0226804054 9780226804057 0226804062 9780226804064
OCLC Number: 60557583
Description: 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Emendatio ope codicum from the humanists to Bentley --
2. The need for a systematic recensio in the eighteenth century --
3. The first phase of Lachmann's activity as a textual critic --
4. Lachmann as an editor of the New Testament --
5. Contributions of Lachmann's contemporaries --
6. Studies on the text of Lucretius --
7. What really belongs to Lachmann --
8. Textual criticism and linguistics, and their crises at the end of the nineteenth and in the twentieth century --
Appendix A. Lachmann's first attempt at a mechanical Recensio in 1817 --
Appendix B. Determining the script of lost manuscripts --
Appendix C. Bipartite stemmas and disturbances of the manuscript tradition.
Other Titles: Genesi del metodo del Lachmann.
Responsibility: Sebastiano Timpanaro ; edited and translated by Glenn W. Most.
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Karl Lachmann's method aimed to provide scholars with a scientific, systematic procedure to standardize the transmission of ancient texts. This book examines the origin, development, and validity of  Read more...

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"Sebastiano Timpanaro... [was] one of the purest and most original minds of the second half of the century." - London Review of Books"

 
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