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MenanderA Rhetor in Context$
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Malcolm Heath

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259205

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.001.0001

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The Demosthenes Scholia

The Demosthenes Scholia

(p.132) 5 The Demosthenes Scholia

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This chapter presents a source-critical analysis of the scholia (explanatory notes) found in the medieval manuscripts of Demosthenes. These scholia are based on remnants of commentaries composed in late antiquity. It is shown that the scholia have been transmitted in three main strands of tradition. A lightly redacted version of Menander’s commentary is the sole source of one strand. In the other two strands, material derived from Menander has been combined with material from other commentators: one of these commentators was probably Zosimus (fifth century AD), the other is unidentified. Some material, which is identified as Menander’s, is attributed to Ulpian in manuscript superscriptions. The identity of this Ulpian and the nature of his contribution to the formation of the scholia is unknown.

Keywords:   source criticism, Zosimus, Ulpian

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