Thursday, September 29, 2016


Textual Criticism

K.J. Dover (1920-2010), ed., Aristophanes, Clouds (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968), p. vii:
I recognize one 'principle' of textual criticism, and one only: to take into account, so far as is humanly possible, everything that is relevant, recognizing that what the manuscripts actually say in a given passage is never more than a portion of the evidence relevant to that passage and that the decisive evidence may appear from any quarter and from any distance.

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