Xenophon’s Cyropaedia. A Late Byzantine Recension with Facing Page English Translation (Two Book Set)
|Author: ||Jackson, Donald F.|
This edition of Cyropaedia includes the readings preferred in Byzantine times and those discarded to produce a full critical apparatus. It provides scholars with a new text of the semi-historical life of the founder of the Persian Empire and insight into the methods of scholars from the last great Byzantine renaissance.
“This edition of Xenophon’s Cyropaedia participates in the transformation of philology and its move from the authors to the readers, from the original to its versions, from the sole focus on antiquity to Byzantium and its many scientists, literati, copyists, and literature-lovers who are eventually recognized as links in the great chain of manuscripts previously forgotten by the eliminatio codicum, which was also an eliminatio personarum.”
– Alain Touwaide, Smithsonian Institution
“Jackson and Doty’s edition significantly advances our knowledge about the transmission of the text. And the invaluable critical apparatus and appendix of Jackson’s and Doty’s edition can also serve as the basis for the first full investigation of all the manuscripts of the Cyropaedia.” – Prof. Mark L. Sosower, North Carolina State University
“. . . will make an important contribution to the increased appreciation of [Xenophon] by contemporary scholars and readers.” – Richard Beck, University of Oklahoma
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