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Title: A Gellii Noctes Atticae: Recognovit Brevique Adnotatione Critica Instruxit Tomus II: Libri XI-XX
Author: Aulus Gellius,
Additional Authors or Contributors: P K Marshall (ed)
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1990
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780198146520
Volumes: 1; Pages: 376
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Aulus Gellius, who lived in Rome un the mid-second century A.D., wrote his Noctes Atticae in twenty books; of this most survives and only lacks the beginning, end, and all of book 8 bar the chapter headings. The work is a collection of end, and all of book 8 bar the chapter headings. The work is a collection of mainly short chapters dealing with a great variety of topics including philosphy, history, law, grammar, and literary criticism. Gellius began collecting the material while a student in Athens, and assembled it later in life with the specific purpose of entertaining and instructing his own children.
The manuscripts of Gellius have not been examined since the middle of the nineteenth century. this new edition (in two volumes) presents a complete reexamination of the codices, several of which are earlier than previous editors have thought. Full collations are provided for numerous fragmentary citations in the text, in the hope that they will allow a more accurate treatment of these fragments. In Books 9-20 the readings of the newly discovered ninth century manuscript F are presented, on the basis of which the editor attempts to offer a new criterion for deciding between variant readings.