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Literary Criticism Ancient & Classical

Didymos: On Demosthenes

by (author) Phillip Harding

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
May 2007
Ancient & Classical
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2006
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    Publish Date
    May 2007
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This edition of the papyrus containing Didymos' comments on some of Demosthenes' speeches aims to provide the student with a new reading of the text, a facing translation that is carefully edited for those who cannot use the Greek to show what is extant and what is restored, and a detailed commentary that considers all issues related to the restoration of the text and to its historical content. All Greek is translated into English so that the discussion is fully accessible. In addition, throughout the introduction and commentary an attempt is made to arrive at a balanced appraisal of Didymos' position in the history of scholarship.

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Contributor Notes

Phillip Harding is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia.

Editorial Reviews

'Phillip Harding has contributed an excellent new volume on Didymus to the Clarendon Ancient History series . . . The author and the Press are to be congratulated for printing a highly useful Greek text opposite the translation . . . Throughout, Harding does an excellent job discussing earlier scholarship on fourth-century history, Didymus and its sources.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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