Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Edited by: Manfred Landfester
The Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts gives a clear overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, translations and comments.

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Bible: Novum Testamentum (New Testament)

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(without commentaries and modern translations) name for the canon of Greek Christian texts, as opposed to the books of the so-called OT ( Vetus Testamentum). Works The composition dates for the texts of the canon range from the middle of the 1st cent. AD to the middle of the 2nd cent. AD. The 14 Pauline epistles, presumably from the sixth decade of the first cent., are among the oldest. The Corpus Paulinum probably contains some spurious material as well; the authenticity of Eph and Col is disputed. The ‘pastoral epistles’ (1–2 Tim, and Titus), 2 Thess, and Heb, al…

Bible: Vetus Testamentum (Old Testament; Hebrew Bible)

(1,982 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
(without commentaries and modern translations) name for the canon of (older) Jewish scriptures in the Christian Bible; as distinct from the canon of Christian writings that constitute the NT ( Novum Testamentum). Works The basis for the canon of OT writings is the classical Jewish canon, which was probably closed around AD 100 ( Hebrew Bible). It comprises 39 books (according to the now common division based on the Vulgate) and is composed in Hebrew, with the exception of the Aramaic parts of the books of Dan and Ezra. The canon of the Hebrew Bible is a selection…

Bion of Smyrna

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Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
1st cent. BC; Greek bucolic poet (along with Theocritus [2] and Moschus [3] of Syracuse). Works A total of 19 small poetical pieces are ascribed to Bion. These include: the Epitáphios Adṓnidos, the Epithalámios Achilléōs kaì Dēidameías, and 17 Boukoliká. The two first-mentioned poems are probably spurious. Manuscripts generally transmit the Epitháphios anonymously; Ambrosianus 104 B 75 Sup. attributes it to Theocritus. The Epithalámios was transmitted anonymously with the works of Theocritus [2]. Manuscripts The transmission of the first two poems is diffuse. They are…