Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Subject: Classical Studies

Edited by: Manfred Landfester
The Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts gives a clear overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, translations and comments.

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Gaius

(454 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
active roughly between AD 140 and 180; Roman jurist, who is only known by his praenomen. Works Of his substantial œuvre, only the textbook Institutiones survives – the only work of Roman legal literature outside the Corpus Iuris Civilis of Iustinianus [1] that has been preserved almost entirely. As a manuscript of his lectures from AD 161, it served as the basis for the Institutiones of the Corpus Iuris Civilis. Manuscripts The work is preserved in a Late Antique palimpsest (5th cent. AD), discovered in 1816 by B.G. Niebuhr in the chapter library of Verona. Two pap…

Galen of Pergamum

(1,847 words)

Author(s): Ihm, Sibylle
b. AD 129 in Pergamum; d. ca. AD 216; most prolific and versatile Greek medical author. Works Of the more than 250 medical, philosophical, and philological writings, barely a third have been preserved; most of these pertain to the fields of anatomy and physiology. Manuscripts The manuscript tradition is young. Many manuscripts date only from the 15th cent. In addition to the Greek manuscripts, there are numerous Latin translations of many of the works, and even some Arabic and Syriac versions of the principal works. Although some corrigend…

Gellius, Aulus

(658 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
b. probably between AD 125 and 130 in Rome; d. after AD 170; Roman ‘Buntschriftsteller’ Works A single work is preserved under the name of Aulus Gellius, the Noctes Atticae. It contains numerous fragments of the works of lost authors, and Gellius was long appreciated primarily as the supplier of such fragments. The manuscripts mention a certain Agellius as the author. The proof of Gellius’ authorship was provided by Peter Lambecius (Lambeck), Prodromus lucubrationum criticarum in Auli Gellii Noctes Atticas, Paris 1647. Manuscripts The division of the work into two parts (books…