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Topos didaskalikos and anaphora—Two Interrelated Principles in Aristarchus’ Commentaries

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The greatest of the Greek scholars in Alexandria, Aristarchus of Samothrace, is famous, among many other things, for his running commentaries on several Greek authors. This chapter attempts to elucidate two of the methodological principles that underlie these commentaries, the topos didaskalikos and the anaphora, and how they are interrelated. The term anaphora is much less problematic than topos didaskalikos. At least 39 Iliadic notes that can be attributed to Aristonicus expressly mention it. In spite of the general problem of terminological fidelity among the excerptors, it seems likely that anaphora represents Aristarchus' own wording. The anaphora expressly identifies the reason why Aristarchus marked the line with one of his signs.

Keywords:anaphora; Aristarchus; topos didaskalikos

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