Manners and method in classical criticism of the early eighteenth century

Fox, M. (2013) Manners and method in classical criticism of the early eighteenth century. Cambridge Classical Journal, 59, pp. 98-124. (doi: 10.1017/S1750270513000080)

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This article explores a neglected period in the history of classical scholarship: the first decades of the eighteenth century. It focuses on the tension between an evolving idea of method, and the tradition of personal polemic which had been an important part of the culture of scholarship since the Renaissance. There are two case studies: the conflict between Jean Le Clerc and Pieter Burman, and the controversy that followed Richard Bentley's edition of Horace's Odes. Both demonstrate the need to revise current paradigms for writing the history of scholarship, and invite us to reconsider the role of methodology in producing of scholarly authority.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fox, Professor Matthew
Authors: Fox, M.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
L Education > LA History of education
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
Journal Name:Cambridge Classical Journal
Journal Abbr.:CCJ
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):2047-993X
Published Online:20 August 2013
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Cambridge University Press
First Published:First published in Cambridge Classical Journal 59:98-124
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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