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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Nepos, Cornelius

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Author(s): Pausch, Dennis
b. ca. 100 BC; d. ca. 25 BC; Roman historian and biographer. Works Historical work ( Chronica, extant in fragments); collection of anecdotes ( Exempla, extant in fragments); biographies ( De viris illustribus, partially extant). Manuscripts Seemingly unknown from Late Antiquity; the most important medieval manuscript is now lost, but led to a rich manuscript tradition. Translations An early Italian translation (1550) was followed in the mid-17th cent., when Nepos became an author studied in schools, by numerous translations into various European langu…