Regulae ad quasdam Homericas voces

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Dimitrios Papanikolaou (University of Democritus)
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A medieval Greek grammatical work preserved in only one manuscript deposited at the Vatican library (cod. Vat. gr. 93, fol. 136-139r, usually dated in the 14th cent. AD). Its original Greek title is Κανονίσματα διάφορα ὠφέλιμα ἐκ τοῦ Ὁμήρου [“Various Useful Rules Concerning the Homeric Text”. Latin title: Regulae ad quasdam Homericas voces. From now on: Reg. Hom. voc.].

It was published by P. Matranga (1850: 536-551), who made the mistake of giving to it an alphabetical order, in what appears to be an originally unalphabetised grammatical work (Matranga 1850: 25). The words under discussion in this grammatical work are Homeric verb forms, which posed difficulties to readers of the Homeric text. The elementary nature of the instruction revealed in

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Citation: Papanikolaou, Dimitrios. "Regulae ad quasdam Homericas voces". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 January 2020 [, accessed 09 December 2023.]

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