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Homer's Iliad: new perspectives on textual problems

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November 8, 2021

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Princeton Classics professors Johannes Haubold and Barbara Graziosi teamed up with a group of international scholars and graduate students to write a paper on the exegetical scholia to Homer's Iliad. Their paper argues that reading textual criticism and interpretive scholarship together can shed new light on the text itself. 

The paper argues that increased specialisation has led to poor dialogue between textual critics and scholars who focus on interpretation.

"All the proposals made here stem from an attempt to treat the exegetical tradition sympathetically," the paper says. "By attending to the concerns and interests of ancient and Byzantine commentators it is possible, we believe, to make progress also concerning the constitution of the text".

You can read the full paper here.