A Survey of the Manuscripts
of some Ancient Authors

This page makes no pretence at being comprehensive.  For some time now when I have looked at the works of some author of antiquity, I have been interested in how we got this text - how did it reach us, in what manuscripts does it exist, etc.  This page holds some notes on this.  It's really just a scrapbook.  Let's hope someone does a real version soon.  

GENERAL NOTES ON ANCIENT BOOKS

LATIN CLASSICS

 

GREEK CLASSICS

 

LATIN FATHERS

GREEK FATHERS

 

BYZANTINE

Articles

Bibliography

Those wanting details of Latin classics should consult L.D. Reynolds, "Texts & Transmissions: A survey of the Latin Classics", Oxford: Clarendon Press. There are also usually notes on the manuscripts of a writer in a text in the original language - Greek or Latin - such as the Loeb series.

N. G. WILSON, Scholars of Byzantium, London: Duckworth (1983).  Checked. Excellent on the transmission of texts in the Greek empire.

Constructive feedback is welcomed to Roger Pearse.

Written 24th May 2002.

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