Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Textual Criticism

K.J. Dover (1920-2010), Lysias and the Corpus Lysiacum (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968), p. 96, n. 2:
Textual criticism, above the level of linguistic trivialities, often depends on the editor's readiness to say, "I know this author, and what the manuscripts have here is not consistent with the way his mind works." To the opponent who demands proof the editor can only say, "Live with the author, as I have done, for the next ten years or so, and then come back and tell me what you think."

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