Francesca Schironi interview

An interview with Francesca Schironi, author of The Best of the Grammarians

1. Francesca, thank you for taking the time to talk to us about your book, The Best of the Grammarians, shortlisted for this year’s Runciman Award. This is a book by a scholar about a scholar. Can you say a bit to explain to the non-scholar readers of our website what it is all about? … Read moreAn interview with Francesca Schironi, author of The Best of the Grammarians

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An excerpt from The Best of the Grammarians, by Francesca Schironi

Aristarchus’ Legacy By preparing his working text where he deleted lines which were probably spurious (for example, lines which were not well attested in the manuscript tradition), Aristarchus to a large extent determined the text of Homer that we still read today, as the disappearance of the ‘wild papyri’ seems to prove94 .Yet the importance … Read moreAn excerpt from The Best of the Grammarians, by Francesca Schironi