From: ross purdy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Apr 04 2002 - 21:56:24 EST
>Why are our modern Greek texts still in miniscule?
It just reflects the most influential and important type of mss that exist
for us today. The miniscules most accurately reflect the original.
>Should this practice be changed?
>I can see the following advantages of changing to uncial:
>1) The text would more accurately reflect the earliest and most important
>manuscripts (and the lost autographs)
Just changing the case would not really make a difference would it?
>2) It would make it easier for students to compare their printed Gk NT
>with photographs/fascimiles of the papyri and early codices
>3) Students would have to cope with only 24 letters, rather than 49 (plus
>breathings, accents etc).
I like this idea.
>No need to learn rules about beginning
>paragraphs, direct speech and names with capitals
This is probably not an advantage.
>4) Maybe most important. It would make the whole science of textual
>criticism easier. For example, itacisms would be simpler to identify, it
>becomes more apparent how an epsilon and a (lunate) sigma can be confused.
The only thing that will make the "art" of textual criticism easier is a new
philosophy that is intelligent. Anyway, the things you list would be issues
involving the actual mss, not a printed text would they not?
>Responses much appreciated.
Actually, it would be interesting to see a capital text. BTW, don't take my
wisecracks too seriously please ;)
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