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A. Stramaglia (ed., tr., comm.), [Quintiliano]. I gemelli malati: un caso di vivisezione (Declamazioni maggiori, 8), Edizioni dell’Università degli Studi di Cassino (Cassino, 1999)

Michael Winterbottom

Edited by Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi and Giuseppe Russo

in Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Published in print April 2019 | ISBN: 9780198836056
Published online May 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191873423 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198836056.003.0035
A. Stramaglia (ed., tr., comm.), [Quintiliano]. I gemelli malati: un caso di vivisezione (Declamazioni maggiori, 8), Edizioni dell’Università degli Studi di Cassino (Cassino, 1999)

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A. Stramaglia’s [Quintiliano], I gemelli malati (1999) was a new edition, equipped with translation and commentary, of the eighth of the collection of Major Declamations wrongly attributed to Quintilian. It proved to be the first of the highly esteemed Cassino series (now almost complete) covering this collection. This review, published in 2000, praises the interesting introduction (in fact by Lorenzo Greco) concerning vivisection and twins in antiquity, and Stramaglia’s important note on the text, ‘a learned and acute analysis of the problems raised by the transmission of the corpus as a whole’. The review also commends Stramaglia’s independence of mind in taking issue with the great scholar Lennart Håkanson. A number of passages are discussed in detail, and some new suggestions made for improving the text.

Keywords: Major Declamations; vivisection; twins; textual criticism; textual transmission

Chapter.  848 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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