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Ancient Scholarship & Grammar: Bryn Mawr Review

Posted: March 20th, 2012, 12:06 pm
by MAubrey
I sure there are some people here interested in how the Ancient Greeks thought about the structure of their language and there's a new review at Bryn Mawr on just such a book:

Ancient Scholarship and Grammar: Archetypes, Concepts and Contexts edited by Stephanos Matthaios.
Hardcover: 558 pages
Publisher: De Gruyter; 1 edition (February 15, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3110254034

Table of Contents:

I. “Philologia perennis”: History and New Perspectives
  • F. Montanari, Ancient Scholarship and Classical Studies
II. The Ancient Scholars at Work
  • R. Hunter, Plato’s Ion and the Origins of Scholarship
    M. Fantuzzi, Scholarly Panic: πανικὸς φόβος, Homeric Philology and the Beginning of the Rhesus
    S. Matthaios, Eratosthenes of Cyrene: Readings of his ‘Grammar’ Definition
    E.Pontani, Ex Homero grammatica
    R. Nünlist, Aristarchus and Allegorical Interpretation
    M. Schmidt, Portrait of an Unknown Scholiast
    J. Lundon, Homeric Commentaries on Papyrus: A Survey
    B. K. Braswell, Didymus on Pindar
    P. Bing, Afterlives of a Tragic Poet: The Hypothesis in the Hellenistic Reception of Euripides
    S. Chronopoulos, Re-writing the Personal Joke: Some Aspects in the Interpretation of ὀνομαστὶ κωμῳδεῖν in Ancient Scholarship
    K. Spanoudakis, Ancient Scholia and Lost Identities: The Case of Simichidas
III. The Ancient Grammarians on the Greek Language and Linguistic Correctness
  • J. Lallot, Did The Alexandrian Grammarians have a Sense of History?
    L. Basset, Apollonius between Homeric and Hellenistic Greek: The Case of the ‘Pre-positive Article’
    P. Probert, Attic Irregularities: Their Reinterpretation in the Light of Atticism
    I. Sluiter, A Champion of Analogy: Herodian’s On Lexical Singularity
IV. Ancient Grammar in Historical Context
  • A. Wouters–P. Swiggers, New Papyri and the History of Ancient Grammar: The ἐπίρρημα Chapter in P. Berol. 9917
    W. Ax, Quintilian’s ‘Grammar’ (Inst. 1.4-8) and its Importance for the History of Roman Grammar
    F. Lambert, Syntax before Syntax: Uses of the Term σύνταξις in Greek Grammarians before Apollonius Dyscolus
    G. Bonnet, Syntagms in the Artigraphic Latin Grammars
    L. Visser, Latin Grammatical Manuals in the Early Middle Ages: Tradition and Adaptation in the Participle Chapter
    V. van Elst, Theodosius and his Byzantine Successors on the Participle: A Didactic Approach
    M. Billerbeck, The Orus Fragments in the Ethnica of Stephanus of Byzantium
V. Ancient Grammar in Interdisciplinary Context
  • C. C. de Jonge, Dionysius of Halicarnassus and the Scholia on Thucydides’ Syntax
    A. Luhtala, Imposition of Names in Ancient Grammar and Philosophy
    M. Chriti, Neoplatonic Commentators on Aristotle: The ‘Arbitrariness of the Linguistic Sign’

Re: Ancient Scholarship & Grammar: Bryn Mawr Review

Posted: April 2nd, 2012, 2:44 pm
by Barry Hofstetter
I sooooo want this book. But I am poor, poor I am. I wonder if they'd send me a review copy? :(

Re: Ancient Scholarship & Grammar: Bryn Mawr Review

Posted: April 2nd, 2012, 5:56 pm
by MAubrey
I too. Minimally, I've put it on my amazon wishlist with the hope that some guy selling a copy will undervalue it.

Re: Ancient Scholarship & Grammar: Bryn Mawr Review

Posted: April 2nd, 2012, 6:52 pm
by Stephen Carlson
OK, I decided to recall the book from some lucky Duke student who had checked it out.