"An Encyclopedia in the Margins: Catena Commentaries, Marginal Glosses, and the Decline of Platonic Studies

Citation:

Stover, Justin A. 2010. "An Encyclopedia in the Margins: Catena Commentaries, Marginal Glosses, and the Decline of Platonic Studies. Manuscripta: A Journal for Manuscript Research 54.

Abstract:

Examining the connection between catena commentaries and marginal glosses to Plato's Timaeus in twelfth-century manuscripts, this paper argues that the decline in Platonic studies at the end of the twelfth century is substantially linked to the broader shift away from lemmatic commentaries to other forms of secondary scholarship in the same period.