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Scribes and scholars : a guide to the transmission of Greek and Latin literature

Author: L D Reynolds; N G Wilson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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One of the remarkable facts about the history of Western culture is that we are still in a position to read large amounts of the literature produced in classical Greece and Rome despite the fact that for at least a millennium and a half all copies had to be produced by hand and were subject to the hazards of fire, flood, and war. This book explains how the texts survived and gives an account of the reasons why it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L D Reynolds; N G Wilson
ISBN: 9780199686322 0199686327
OCLC Number: 865169242
Description: ix, 325 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Antiquity --
The Greek East --
The Latin West --
The Renaissance --
Some aspects of scholarship since the Renaissance --
Textual Criticism.
Other Titles: Scribes & scholars
Guide to the transmission of Greek and Latin literature
Responsibility: by L.D. Reynolds [deceased], Fellow and Tutor of Brasenose College, Oxford and N.G. Wilson, Fellow and Tutor of Lincoln College, Oxford.
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