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Published: 29 October 2010

144 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199751365

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Studies on the Text of Macrobius' Saturnalia

Robert Kaster

Society for Classical Studies American Classical Studies

  • the first complete survey of all surviving manuscripts written before the 13th century
  • the first detailed "family tree" of the manuscripts that allows us to reconstruct the archetype (the common ancestor of all the extant manuscripts)
  • extensive discussion of both theoretical and practical questions of modern editorial practice
  • extensive discussion of over 100 of the 300 passages where the new edition differs from the standard text