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Apsines and Pseudo-Apsines (Attribution of Greek rhetorical treatises)

Heath, M. (1998) Apsines and Pseudo-Apsines (Attribution of Greek rhetorical treatises). American Journal of Philology, 119 (1). pp. 89-111. ISSN 0002-9475

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Citations of Apsines by name in the treatise transmitted under his name are inconsistent with the traditional attribution. Editors remove the problem by treating these citations as interpolations, but there is no text-critical warrant for this. Since rhetorical technical texts were often misattributed, and there is no compelling internal or external evidence to support the traditional attribution, the traditional attribution should be abandoned. It is then possible to accept that Apsines was the author of [Hermogenes] On Invention, sometimes cited under his name. A number of testimonia can be explained on the assumption that [Apsines] was a pupil of Apsines named Aspasius, perhaps Aspasius of Tyre. Internal evidence is consistent with this conclusion.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 1998 Johns Hopkins University Press. This is an author produced electronic version of an article accepted for publication in American Journal of Philology.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > Classics (Leeds)
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Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2014 18:53
Status: Published
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/391

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