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A significant other to Greek Literature offers a complete advent to the wide variety of texts and literary varieties produced within the Greek language over the process a millennium starting from the sixth century BCE as much as the early years of the Byzantine Empire.

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10 professional Phorm. (or. 36), forty. eleven Aristoph. , Ran. 52–54 (Dionysus, the most personality, recollects whilst he used to be by myself examining Euripides’ Andromeda on a ship). 12 Aristoph. , Av. 959–991 (the oracle-sellers appeals to the authority of the roll he grasps in his palms to cajole Peisetairos, the most personality, to make diversified beginning rituals for the town he desires to build); 1035–57 (another personality attempts to promote Peisetairos legislation and decrees from a biblion). thirteen Skeat 1982; Capasso 1995, 21–53. 14 Pfeiffer 1968, a hundred and fifteen, 178, 218–20; Turner 1968, 113 with n. 29; cf. Gardthausen 1913, 410–15. 15 Turner 2009, eight. sixteen effectively, the name of ‘oldest Greek papyrus’ needs to be given now to the fragments from the tomb in Daphni, Odos Olgas, Athens, present in 1981 yet released (in a provisional approach) in simple terms in Pöhlmann and West 2012 : their archaeological terminus ante is 430–420 BCE. 17 Kouremenos, Parássoglou and Tsantsanoglou 2006 . 18 P. Berol. inv. 9875; Horden 2002, 85–95. 19 Measures indexed in Cavallo and Maehler 2008, nrr. 1 and a pair of (with plates and whole references). 20 this transformation of angle towards writing and books is under pressure additionally through Harris 1989, 116–46; 329, frequently very prudent at the quantity of literacy in historical Greece and Rome. 21 Cf. Cavallo 1998, 228–42, for the Hellenistic interval; Johnson 2004 for the imperial age. 22 Cavallo 2005, 213–33; Del Corso 2010; see as a rule additionally Hägg 1991, 90–101. a special standpoint in Stephens 1994 . 23 solid examples are the Odyssey roll from Hawara, P. Haw. 24–28, now in Oxford, Bodleian Library, or the “Bankes Homer,” P. Lond. Lit. 28, in London, British Library. 24 Luc. , De merc. cond. forty-one (books with ivory umbilici). 25 De indol. 12–15 (Greek textual content: Boudon-Millot and Jouanna 2010). 26 Luc. , Ind. 27 Petr. forty eight. 28 See e. g. Hor. , Sat. 2. three. 1; Ars 386 ff. ; Quint. 10. three. 31; Mart. 1. 2. 1–4; Pers. three. 10–11. 29 Athens, Acropolis Museum inv. one hundred forty four, 146, 629. See Payne and Mackworth-Young 1950, forty seven (pl. 118. 1); Hurwit 1999, fifty eight, with extra bibliography. 30 Pöhlmann and West 2012 . 31 Such continuity might be noticeable additionally for the type of workouts written at the capsules: cf. Turner 1965 . 32 Museo Archeologico Ostiense, inv. a hundred thirty. Zanker 1995, 260–62, fig. a hundred and forty. 33 For an inventory with complete bibliography see Jordan 1985 and 2000a, no matter if many new defixiones were present in excavations in the course of contemporary years. 34 Ctesias, FGrHist 688 F five = Diod. Sic. 2. 32. four. 35 Lang 1990; Mattingly 1991; Forsdyke 2005 . 36 Ostraka written via brush or kalamos: Lang 1990, nrs. one hundred ten, 308, 311, 468, 652, 653. 37 Hunter and Rutherford 2009; West 2010 . 38 See e. g. Arist. , Ath. Pol. forty seven. 2–3; forty nine. 2; fifty three. four. 39 Sickinger 1999; Del Corso 2002 . a special point of view in Thomas 1989 . forty As already intended by means of Prentice 1933 for Thucydides. Cf. Dorandi 2007, 13–28. forty-one Strabo, Geog. 1. 1. 23. forty two De tranq. an. 1, 464F. forty three Quomodo hist. conscr. , forty eight. 1. forty four Aristid. , or. 24, 2–3 and eight; 26, 25. at the mechanics of composition of rhetorical speeches see Pernot 1993, 423–75. forty five mostly, Grafton and Williams 2006 . forty six See e. g. Pan. 200–201 (the writer announces that he replaced the belief of the paintings after a debate arose whereas he used to be interpreting and correcting it together with his students), or Phil.

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