By Christopher S. Celenza
In 1492, Angelo Poliziano released his Lamia, a praelectio, or commencing oration to a direction he could educate that educational 12 months on Aristotle s earlier Analytics on the Florentine college. Having heard murmurings that he was once no longer thinker sufficient to coach the Aristotelian textual content, Poliziano moves again, delivering in impression a fable-tinted historical past of philosophy. greater than a repudiation of neighborhood gossip, the textual content represents a rethinking of the project of philosophy. This quantity bargains the 1st English translation, an variation of the Latin textual content, and 4 reports that set this wealthy instance of humanist Latin writing in context. Brill's Texts and assets in highbrow background, vol. 7."
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Byzantine doxography reinforces using the epithet φιλόλογος for Longinus. fifty seven one in all his most crucial literary texts used to be entitled Φιλόλογοι ὁμιλίαι. fifty eight in addition, the access for Longinus within the Souda says the subsequent: “Cassius Longinus was once fifty four Plato, Laches, 188c. The dialogue runs from 188c–e. See the works pointed out above in n. 50. fifty six On Synesius’s use of the phrases φιλόλογος and φιλόσοφος, cf. Synesius, Dio, five. 1; Epist. 154. fifty seven The fourteenth-century grammarian Maximus Planudes and the rhetor John of Sicily word that Longinus’s research appeared to concentration exclusively at the λέξις. See J. Pépin, “Philólogos / Philósophos (VP 14. 18–20),” cit. , 494–495. For the citations see Maxime Planude, Scholia au Π. ἰδέων d’Hermogène I, dans Christian Walz, Rhetores greci, ex codicibus florentinis, mediolanensibus, monacensibus, neapolitanis, parisiensibus, romanis, venetis, taurinensibus et vindobonensibus, emendatiores et auctiores edidit, suis aliorumque annotationibus instruxit, t. V, (Stuttgart and Tübingen: Cotta, 1832–36), 451, 12–13; Jean de Sicile, Scholia . . . , and so on. , ibid. , t. 6, 119, 21–26. fifty eight Cf. W. Christ, W. Schmid and O. Stählin, Geschichte der griechischen Literatur, 2 vols. (Munich: 1924), 2: 889–90; ok. Aulitzky, “Longinos,” Pauly-Wissowa, Real-Encyclopädie . . . , thirteen, 2 (1927), col. 1406. For the most up-tp-date scholarship on Longinus, see Longin, Fragments. paintings Rhétorique, ed. and tr. M. Patillon and L. Brisson (Paris: Belles Lettres, 2001). fifty five 154 denis j. -j. robichaud a thinker, polymath, critic and the trainer of the thinker Porphyry”—a passage that Poliziano in all likelihood knew. fifty nine The access on Longinus doesn't at once discuss with him as a philologist yet quite as a thinker, professor, polymath and critic—an organization of phrases very with reference to the outline of the grammaticus that one unearths in Poliziano’s Lamia. The Souda additionally refers to Longinus as a κριτικὸς in different entries. 60 Manuscript proof unearths that Poliziano became interested in Loginus’s philological paintings on Homer as early as his instruction of the Oratio in expositione Homeri (1485–1486). sixty one strains of discussions in Poliziano’s circle approximately Eustathius’s examples of Longinus’s philological paintings on Homer also are present in one other manuscript, which includes notes from Poliziano’s and Chalcondylas’s lectures on Homer from 1488–89 that seek advice from Longinus as a “criticus” and “grammaticus” whereas additionally highlighting his textual scholarship. sixty two whereas the notes aren't inevitably from Poliziano’s direction on account that they can even have been taken in Chalcondylas’s or maybe in a undeniable professor N. ’s direction, given the truth that Poliziano took discover of those passages it really is possible that they're notes of Poliziano’s lectures. sixty three a minimum of, those lecture notes point out that there have been discussions close to and round Poliziano relating Longinus the philosophus, philologus, criticus, and grammaticus. The lecture notes and marginalia additionally provide us an instance of Poliziano’s curiosity in recording and utilizing fragments of texts of classical writers.