By Gerard Boter

Epictetus' "Encheiridion", which used to be composed via his scholar Arrian with the aim of giving a entire account of Epictetus' idea, has been transmitted in lots of assets. in addition to the wealthy direct culture there are 3 Christian diversifications, there's the statement by way of the sixth century thinker Simplicus, and there's the oblique culture. the newest severe variation is the "edito maior" by means of Johannes Schweighauser (1798), which doesn't meet the necessities of recent philology. within the first a part of this article there's a complete account of the transmission of Epictetus' "Encheiridion" and the 3 Christian diversifications, in line with all extant manuscripts. the second one a part of the booklet comprises severe variants of the 4 texts.

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Gr. 2072], F [Par. Suppl. gr. 1023], J [Vat. Pal. gr. 149], Κ [Vat. Barb. gr. 76], L [Vind. phil. gr. 37], Q [Oxon. Coll. Nov. 247], Y [Neap. 29]. H e r e are some characteristic readings of ε: 13,1 13,5 243,14 29 7 ,33 311,5 32U 42,5 44,3 49,9 512,14 τών] τοΰ τοΰ prius] τον τά prius—άγαθά alterum om. ού] ούν ύπό] έπί (deest D) dorn. άν-συμπεπλεγμένον om. συνακτικοί] συνακτοί τό om. (habet D) καί alterum—και tertium] ή-ή AC: ή-ή και ε ε follows C faithfully, although at 33 7 ,17 ε has οίκετίαν against C's οίκετείαν.

Some of these have b e e n a d d e d at the same time when the text was copied, a n d come f r o m P's exemplar (as is shown by the fact that they also occur in H); see for instance 11,5 δ ι δ ώ Ρ1: διδώται P l m S (ita et H); 15,6 (quoted above). O t h e r readings a p p e a r to have been a d d e d by the scribe after the text h a d been copied (but I have not seen Ρ in situ). Some of these readings are borrowed f r o m o t h e r MSS, such as 33 1 4 ,43 τό-έστι om. (et AH): add. in margine P 1 .

Om. τούτου] τούτοις έπι] ύπο συγκοιμώνται] συγκοιμάσθαι ήρκεν] ήρηκεν καλώς] κακώς In some cases the reading of γ appears to be based on conjectural emendation. T h u s at 14a 1 ,3 γ omits the words οϋτω-άμαρτάνειν, as a result of which the words μωρός εί remain isolated: this problem is solved by the insertion of εί before θέλεις in line 2.

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