Monday, July 12, 2004

Housmania!

This is my new mantra:

"The prime requisite of a good emendation," said he, "is that it should start from the thought; it is only afterwards that other considerations, such as those of metre or possibilities, such as the interchange of letters, are taken into account."
Moritz Haupt, quoted by AE Housman in "The Application of Thought to Textual Criticism."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just finished making a pdf versions of Hogue's book on Greek verbs. It is around 60 MB, but I should be able to find a way to get it over to you guys if you are interested.

Dave (Eric's friend at UCSB)

dennis said...

I should check these comments more often.

I'd like to get my hands on that. I simply photocopied it, and Jason has been asking to copy my copy.

I found another great old book that's even harder to find, and I plan to write about it here soon: Gessner Harrison's Treatise on the Greek Prepositions.

Anonymous said...

I can break it up and give it to you in pieces. I will be leaving town soon, but I can ILL books and scan them. Do you have gmail? That could receive it. Otherwise I could post it in my yahoo briefcase and you could download it from there.

Dave

dennis said...

Dave,

That would be greatly appreciated. My g-mail is thecardiffgiant@gmail.com.

Thanks,
-dennis