Classical and late-ancient philology. Edition technique for Greek texts of the late ancient and Byzantine era.

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Previous paleographic knowledge is not required but strongly recommended.


The course intends to study the manuscript tradition and prepare the critical edition of an unpublished text: George Pachymeres’s (1242-1310/15) commentary on Porphyry’s Isagoge. This text, which is the first part of Pachymeres’s commentary on Aristotle’s Organon, is transmitted by two manuscripts (Vat. gr. 321 and Vindob. Phil. gr. 150). Participants in the course will be reading and collating the two manuscripts in order to establish the text and construct the critical apparatus and that of the sources. 


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The main educational objective is the development of the ability to present innovative research contributions in the field of late ancient Greek and Byzantine philology.