From the publication of its first volume in 1960, the Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum has proved itself an indispensable resource for students of the afterlife of classical literature. In clear yet learned articles, its contributors trace the reception of particular authors or texts, especially in the Renaissance and early modern period, taking into account both manuscripts and early printed editions. This thirteenth installment, ably edited by Greti Dinkova-Bruun, includes two new contributions. Eric MacPhail covers the Greek Sophists, including Gorgias, Antiphon, and Critias, as well as Prodicus's influential parable on the Choice of Hercules. The majority of the volume consists of Harald Anderson's magisterial treatment of Statius, surveying the vast reception of his Thebaid and unfinished Achilleid, joined in the Renaissance by the newly rediscovered Silvae. As always, the articles are complemented by comprehensive indices, including for the first time an index of mythological figures. Judiciously laying out what is known and providing a vital stimulus to future work, this volume is a worthy addition to its distinguished predecessors.
- TitleCatalogus Translationum et Commentariorum. Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin Translations and Commentaries. Annotated Lists and Guides. Volume XIII. Ancient Greek Sophists - Publius Papinius Statius
- Year of publication2020
- Academic PublisherPontifical Institute of Medieval Studies
- Available in Brussels?Yes