The arrangement of Catullus’ Carmina is one of those controversial issues that in-cite respectable commentators to take up extreme positions. In 1914, the German scholar Bernhard Schmidt described the collection as ‘a wild chaos’. Forty-five years later, his compatriot Otto Weinreich riposted with the laconic statement: ‘Chaos? Cosmos!’ Former attempts to detect a structure in the collection were based on rather subjective assumptions. While translating Catullus' poetry into Dutch, Dr Claes detected an objective foundation: the principle of concatenation, i.e. the recurrence of motifs and phrases in consecutive poems. The generality of this phenomenon proves that the poet conceived of the Carmina as a coherent collection, in which the poems fit like links in a chain. The discovery of this coherence suggests a new reading of Catullus, which has also implications for the constitution of the text.
Paula J. Rose
This study demonstrates that Augustine’s De cura pro mortuis gerenda forms a well-composed unity of narrative and argument. It combines an analysis of the argumentative structure with a philological commentary, situating the text in its cultural-historical context.
Dieses Buch bietet eine eingehende Analyse des wenig untersuchten Gebietes der lateinischen Modalpartikeln oder ‘Commitment Markers’ mit Hilfe moderner linguistischer Theorien und Analysen vergleichbarer Partikeln in modernen Sprachen. Es konzentriert sich auf die Partikeln nempe, quippe, ...
Edited by Jean Lallot, Albert Rijksbaron, Bernard Jacquinod and Michel Buijs
In the nine chapters of this book the function of the Historical Present in Thucydides is investigated. By its rich and detailed analyses this collective volume provides important new insights into Thucydides’ narrative technique.
Edited by B. Richard Page and Aaron D. Rubin
This collection of fourteen articles in honor of Philip Baldi focuses on various topics pertaining to the linguistic history of Latin, Greek, and Indo-European. Also included in the volume is a bibliography of Philip Baldi's scholarly work.
Edited by S.J. Bakker and G.C. Wakker
Central in this volume of the 6th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics is the question how cohesion is created in Ancient Greek texts. It discusses the use and function of cohesion devices like pronomina, particles, tense and complements.
Stéphanie J. Bakker
On the basis of a functional analysis of the order and articulation of noun phrase constituents in Herodotus, this book tries to answer the question as to which factors determine word order variation in the Greek NP.
Edited with Introduction and Commentary by Albert Rijksbaron
This book presents a revised text of Plato's Ion, with full apparatus criticus, and an extensive commentary, with a linguistic orientation. Linguistic considerations are also the leading principle in the choice of one MS reading rather than another. Special attention is paid to questions of ...
Edited by Rutger Allan and Michel Buijs
Following an interdisciplinary and text-oriented approach, the contributions to this volume discuss various linguistic and literary apects of Greek and Latin prose and poetry and therewith aim at bridging the gap between linguistic and literary study of classical texts.
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