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by mbuckley3
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Reading silently versus reading aloud in antiquity.
Replies: 12
Views: 10336

Re: Reading silently versus reading aloud in antiquity.

Dio Chrysostom Oration 18.6 Dio is providing a reading list to a man who has power but lacks an elite education, who needs a 'crash course' in the classics to give the necessary resonance to his public speaking : "I would counsel you to read Menander of the writers of Comedy quite carefully, an...
by mbuckley3
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: An Apocalyptic Epiphany
Replies: 0
Views: 77

An Apocalyptic Epiphany

Schweitzer in his 'Quest' made great fun of the opposition to the emerging idea of Jesus as an eschatological prophet. E.g. "When any sayings were found of which the wording did not absolutely imply an eschatological connection there was a great jubilation. These at least had been saved uninjur...
by mbuckley3
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How Empty Was the Tomb?
Replies: 37
Views: 1199

Re: How Empty Was the Tomb?

Ken : "[Nothing] in his description to require that he was describing a C1 Jerusalem tomb as opposed to a tomb in some other part of eastern Mediterranean region". Given Neil's point that we should not assume 'Mark' had any particular knowledge of Judea and its customs (ossuaries !), here'...
by mbuckley3
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Having It Both Ways With Secret Mark
Replies: 91
Views: 9070

Re: Having It Both Ways With Secret Mark

A sidelight on Enrico Tuccinardi's stylometric analysis. Apart from Andrew, I expect only Peter on this forum has the math to do a proper appraisal of its methodology ( as if he has time for that ! ). Obvious questions are : does it 'work' across a spectrum of confirmed authors ? is it a 'fair' samp...
by mbuckley3
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Reading silently versus reading aloud in antiquity.
Replies: 12
Views: 10336

Re: Reading silently versus reading aloud in antiquity.

Ovid, 'Heroides' 21, lines 1-2. A would-be suitor tricks Cydippe into making a sacred vow. As she tours the temple of Diana, an inscribed apple is rolled towards her. Her servant picks it up and asks her what it says. Naturally, she reads it out aloud. Unfortunately, the text is "By Diana, I sw...
by mbuckley3
Sun May 23, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Reading silently versus reading aloud in antiquity.
Replies: 12
Views: 10336

Re: Reading silently versus reading aloud in antiquity.

Reading Josephus's 'Vita', you could be forgiven for thinking that most of a commander's time was taken up with reading, writing and intercepting dispatches. When necessary, a letter was read aloud. So #260 : "I then read aloud [ παρανεγίνωσκον ] to the Galilaeans two of the letters dispatched ...
by mbuckley3
Wed May 05, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Reading silently versus reading aloud in antiquity.
Replies: 12
Views: 10336

Re: Reading silently versus reading aloud in antiquity.

From Alciphron 4.19, a (fictional) letter from Glycera to the playwright Menander : "I immediately read the King's letter which you sent me...I was beside myself with pleasure, & the women present did not fail to notice it...When they saw that both my face and my eyes betrayed unusual happi...
by mbuckley3
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of the Egyptians
Replies: 41
Views: 3413

Re: The Gospel of the Egyptians

<t>How refreshing to see the Letter to Theodore treated as an ancient document ! By far the most impressive part of Morton Smith's 'Clement' is his argument for its authenticity, a wonderfully open collaborative effort. If only he had published this as a separate monograph, without the 'unedifying' ...
by mbuckley3
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Muratorian Canon on Acts
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: The Muratorian Canon on Acts

andrewcriddle wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:49 am The actual manuscript reads semote not remote see http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/t ... latin.html for a discussion see Tregelles

Andrew Criddle
A pleasure to be corrected ! Thanks for the Tregelles link. :D
by mbuckley3
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin Martyr, the Gospel of Luke, and Marcion.
Replies: 88
Views: 12341

Re: Justin Martyr, the Gospel of Luke, and Marcion.

"What remains" is thin gruel indeed. Thanks to you all for doing the hard work! For comparison, a control experiment, it is useful to look at the work of Markus Vinzent. Arguing for the priority of Marcion's gospel, multiple attestations of it in Justin would bolster his case for it being ...