Reviewed by James Zetzel, Columbia University zetzel columbia. Riesenweber believes that O itself, with a few relatives, constitutes one side of the stemma while D is merely an older witness to the same tradition represented by the rest of the manuscripts. The relationship among the bulk of manuscripts is complex and will not concern me here; suffice it to say that under any interpretation, Marius Victorinus was relatively widely read at some periods, and there was certainly contamination. It traces the reception history of the Commenta from late antiquity through modern era. Mariotti Florence, 1967 ; Liber de definitionibus ed. Ippolito Turnhout, 2006 ; C.
Pronay Frankfurt, 1997 a slightly altered reprint of the edition of T. Die neuen Einsichten in die Überlieferung und eine erstmals durchgeführte kritische examinatio des überlieferten Textes führen zu einer grundlegenden Neuedition, die die seit 150 Jahren maßgebliche Ausgabe Karl Halms ersetzen wird. Begleitend zur Edition der Commenta in Ciceronis Rhetorica des römischen Rhetorikprofessors Marius Victorinus 4. He has no interest in unraveling Victorinus' argument, his philosophical sources, or his rhetorical theories. The odds are heavily against anything that complicated and that imaginary being completely correct. The first volume lists for the first time all extant textual sources with their stemmatic interrelationships.
Theological works not a complete list of modern editions : Marius Victorinus, Traités théologiques sur la trinité ed. Riesenweber and Ippolito differ considerably in establishing the shape of the stemma. Marius Victorinus, Commenta in Ciceronis Rhetorica ed. Bei den Mitte des 4. At the same time, it is frustrating and often perplexing to read his notes. Riesenweber is, however, a careful and learned student of the text, and, when relevant for his choice of variants, he duly brings in the appropriate parallels for Victorinus' usage and discusses the different meanings to be attached to the variant readings.
In modern times, however, he was largely out of fashion until he was resurrected in an important book by Pierre Hadot in 1971. Description : Riesenweber thomas c marius victorinus commenta in ciceronis rhetorica as accompaniments to the edition of the commenta in ciceronis rhetorica bt these volumes provide prolegomena and a critical commentary the first volume lists for the first time all extant textual sources with their stemmatic interrelationships. This is the first and completely new edition of the text since 150 years. Die Bedeutung der Commenta manifestiert sich in der reichen handschriftlichen Überlieferung etwa 60 Textzeugen , die für diese Edition erstmals vollständig berücksichtigt ist. Der erste Band Prolegomena beschreibt erstmals alle erhaltenen 60 Textzeugen, die die Commenta mehr oder weniger vollständig überliefern, dazu Fragmente und Exzerpte in Auswahl, und enthält einen Katalog der Deperdita. Hadot Vienna 1971 ; Commentarii in Epistulas Pauli ad Galatas, ad Philippenses, ad Ephesios ed.
Riesenweber relies on her work. The second volume explains the choice of variants and conjectures in the edition and includes detailed indices. An editor needs to consider such things in evaluating the evidence; but why Riesenweber should waste time and paper in explaining them to anyone else is a mystery to me. The significance of the Commenta is manifested by its transmission with around 60 manuscripts. The instance I cite above is not the only time he devotes zealous discussion to a variant he himself did not think worth printing.
We possess the opening chapters of his Ars grammatica; his commentary on Cicero's De Inventione; a work on definitions; some anti-Arian tracts; three hymns; and commentaries on several letters of St. The Roman rhetor Marius Victorinus published his Commenta in Ciceronis Rhetorica in the middle of the 4th century A. His failure to provide full evidence here gives one pause, but I am not about to gather the evidence again to check. I have no reason to question his reports of manuscript readings, which fill lists going on for pages, except for the one, most important question, about the relationship between D and O. Secular works: Ars grammatica ed. Indeed, not a few notes discuss very minor readings. Victorinus's secular works have not been neglected.
Free reading c marius victorinus commenta in ciceronis rhetorica riesenweber thomas c s lewis media publishing file id 3270556 creator microsoftnet bibliotheca teubneriana berlin boston walter de gruyter 2013 pp xxviii 264 get this from a library c marius victorinus commenta in ciceronis rhetorica. Victorinus was renowned in his own time and at least until the sixth century, when some of his works were used and recommended by Cassiodorus and replaced by Boethius. Ippolito that appeared in the series Corpus Christianorum in 2006. The authoritative archive can be found at This site was established to allow responses to reviews through the comments feature; all reviews from August 2008 have been posted. Thomas riesenweber ed c marius victorinus commenta in ciceronis rhetorica bibliotheca teubneriana berlin boston walter de gruyter 2013 pp xxviii 264. In that respect, Riesenweber's eagerness to point out Ippolito's errors, even trivial ones, and his incomprehensible decision not to include her edition along with Halm's in the table of differences between his edition and those of his predecessors inevitably make one distrustful. Our best compliments to the author for this highly scholarly and erudite work, which is a great step forward in its field.
The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the commenta in ciceronis rhetorica riesenweber thomas victorinus c marius gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. Dabei werden die stemmatischen Erkenntnisse immer auch in die weitere Rezeptionsgeschichte des Textes eingeordnet. Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte, Bd 120. This is the first and completely new edition of the text since 150 years. Victorinus was a grammarian, rhetorician, Neoplatonic philosopher, and finally Christian convert whose transformation was recorded by, and affected, Augustine himself. Commenta in ciceronis rhetorica is a work written by gaius marius victorinus in the 4th century ad riesenweber thomas c marius victorinus 2013 commenta in ciceronis rhetorica accedit incerti auctoris tractatus de attributis personae et negotio berlin boston de gruyter.
He has added some manuscripts to the list, but the most cursory examination of his account of the transmission shows that much of his reconstruction rests on hers. What is clear, however, is that whatever failings Ippolito's execution of her edition may have, she did extremely important work on the manuscripts. On the opening sentence of Inv. Dabei kommt eine bisher unbekannte italienische Handschriftenfamilie zum Vorschein, die einen unabhängigen Zugang zum Archetyp hatte und an zahlreichen Stellen den richtigen Text bewahrt. Some observations, however, are in order. . Although Riesenweber does not present the evidence for his reconstruction in a fashion designed to be intelligible by the non-expert, it is clear enough that he has done a very careful job.