Brill's Companion to Propertius (Brill's Companions in by Hans-Christian Gunther

By Hans-Christian Gunther

The current quantity offers a entire consultant to 1 of the main tricky authors of classical antiquity. the entire significant points of Propertius' paintings, its issues, the poetical process, its assets and versions, in addition to the historical past of Propertian scholarship and the vexed difficulties of textual feedback, are handled in contributions through Joan sales space, James Butrica, Francis Cairns, Elaine Fantham, Paolo Fedeli, Adrian Hollis, Peter Knox, Robert Maltby, Tobias Reinhardt and Richard Tarrant; due area is additionally given to the reception of the writer from antiquity and the renaissance (Simona Gavinelli) as much as the trendy age (Bernhard Zimmermann). on the centre stands an interpretation of the 4 transmitted books via Gesine Manuwaldt, Hans-Peter Syndikus, John Kevin Newman, and Hans-Christian Gunther.

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Certainly there is no reason to regard them as ancient. 14 is called Ad Diuitem because Fournival had not read as far as line 20, where Tullus is finally named. 14 Ad Spartum (again from the first line, multa tuae, Sparte, miramur iura palaestrae, and obviously the work of someone following nonclassical rules of scansion, not to mention unaware of ancient Sparta). ” Thus the designations “Book 1,” “Book 2,” and so on, so firmly entrenched in editions, are only mediaeval interventions, not ancient tradition; they are not evidence for how Propertius arranged his own poetry.

11) concerning the poet Accius and a Julius Caesar that John probably mistook for the dictator. The annotator of the Bern ms (a copy of the Vocabularium of Papias) worked in Orléans; he added four lines of Propertius to the margins of his lexicon, and alluded to a fifth. 5, consuetos amplexu nutrit amores, in his own illicitum complexus nutrit amorem (237). Simon Aureacapra, a twelfth-century canon of St. 42, in mare cui soli non ualuere doli (on Ulysses’ homeward journey), when writing lines 249–50 of his own Ilias, et Venus huic moli subduxit prouida proli, / huic domui soli nil nocuere doli (on Aeneas’ journey to Italy).

20–22, Heyworth (1986a) 39. 40 chapter two NAX are three independent copies, though it is also possible that N and X share a common intermediate source. Unfortunately, the nature of the evidence may never allow a definititive answer. 1 was haec, not hoc (NX) or nec (A): is hoc a conjunctive error of NX, or a reading of the archetype corrupted in A—or did the archetype contain a variant reading, or perhaps a correction? 12 a(b)iegno is evidently a conjunctive error of NX—unless abiegnae in FLPZ (descendants of A, which is lost here) is a smart conjecture by Petrarch.

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