C. Iuli Caesaris Commentariorum: Libri III de Bello Civili

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Oxford University Press, 2015 - History - 227 pages
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Oxford Classical Texts, also known as Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis, provide authoritative, clear, and reliable editions of ancient texts, with apparatus criticus on each page. In this revised critical edition of Caesar's account of his civil war against Pompey during 49-48 BC, Damon allows readers to get closer to the renowned author's original writings than ever before. Based on a new collation of the ancient manuscripts and on a stemma that permits the reconstruction of the archetype more frequently than has previously been possible, the text is suitable for classroom use in upper-level Latin classes, as well as for reading and research purposes.

A comprehensive English preface is followed by a conspectus editionum, which lists the 300+ places where modern editions of the text differ from each other, while the Latin text is complemented by an expanded and up-to-date critical apparatus. Also included are an appendix critica which allows readers to gauge the character of the manuscript witnesses to the text, and an appendix orthographica which explains the orthographical principles underlying the printed text. This Oxford Classical Text is also accompanied by a companion volume, Studies on the Text of Caesar's Bellum civile, which presents the detailed philological arguments underpinning this revised edition.

 

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Contents

PREFACE
xi
II The stemma
xv
III The witnesses
xxii
IV Using this edition
lxi
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
lxxiv
BIBLIOGRAPHY
lxxvi
CONSPECTVS EDITIONVM
lxxxvi
SYMBOLS
cviii
C IVLI CAESARIS COMMENTARIORVM DE BELLO CIVIL
1
LIBER SECVNDVS
55
LIBER TERTIVS
87
APPENDIX ORTHOGRAPHICA
165
APPENDIX CRITICA
179
INDEX NOMINVM
221
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Cynthia Damon, Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Cynthia Damon is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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