History of Classical Scholarship: From the Beginnings to the by Rudolph Pfeiffer

By Rudolph Pfeiffer

Taking on the tale with the revival of classical reports encouraged by means of Petrarch, Pfeiffer describes the achievements of the Italian humanists and the idependent circulation in Holland that culminated in Erasmus and the German scholar-reformers. He strains the improvement of classical scholarship within the nations of Western Europe in the course of the subsequent two hundred years, with specific consciousness to sixteenth-century France and eighteenth-century England, and concludes with an account of the recent strategy made by means of Winckelmann and his successors in Germany.

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Untersteiner, I sofisti 1 (1949} 19 'tempi del verbo'; W. Schmid, Gr. Lit. Gesch. 1 3 (1940), 23. ; G. P. Gunning, De Sophistis Graeciae pratceptoribus (Diss. Utrecht 1915) 112. 3, gives more bibliographical references; he himself proposes a rather trivial interpretation (a fixed time-table for his lectures) which is, strangely enough, mentioned by Diels-Kranz in their note ad loc. See below, p. 77, See Radermacher's note to Art. script. B in 24. 1 1 3 s 6 Spaxpos €7rt'Sei^ts) . 6 T h e same r a r e expression opdorrjs (1) nevTOKovrd- is used o n l y o n c e a n d Cf.

Fr. 9 3 , W e h r l i , Die Sckule des Aristoteles D e m o c r i t u s and A t h e n s . O . R e g e n b o g e n , v . Hiva$, RE x x (1950) 1441 f. i S e e a b o v e , p . 3 7 , a n d Excursus 6 S e e a b o v e , p p . 11 f, I n this p o i n t I agree w i t h R . P h i l i p p s o n , D e m o c r i t e a I . ' D . als H o m e r a u s l e g e r ' , Herm. 6 4 (1929) 166 ff. 1 2 K . v . F r i t z , Philosophic on op6o4w€ia, und sprachlicher Ausdruck bei Demokrit, Plato und Aristoteles (New York 1938) 2 4 ff.

Mehmel, Antike und Abendland iv (1954) 34 f. + See Excursus. Diog. L . rx 53 f. = Vors. 80 A I = Art. script, B I I I I O . I I . This division into four 'bases' is confirmed by Quintil. inst. in 4. 1 0 : Protagoran... qui interrogandi, respondendi, mandandi, precandi... partes solas putat ( = Art. script. ), olSe els errra in our text of Diog. L . rx 54 (Vors. 11 p. ) does not mean that others said that Protagoras made a division into seven classes; it means that others made an alternative division, and we know from the passage in Quintilian just quoted that Anaximenes did so (Art.

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