Pliny

This page holds resources for Pliny and the Eruption of Vesuvius (Routledge, 2022).

Please cite all of these sources appropriately: Pedar Foss, Title <choose from below>, https://quemdixerechaos.com/pliny/, 2021. Thank you.

Latin and Greek Primary Sources, Chs 1-3

This PDF contains the Latin and Greek textual sources and inscriptions that are translated in Chapters 1-3.

The highlighted words and phrases in this PDF are those that vary most in the manuscript tradition, and which I collated amongst all available manuscripts and printed editions. They represent 33.9% of all words in 6.16 and 29% of all words in 6.20 (the remaining words do not significantly vary).

Collation of Ep. 6.16

This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet contains the full collation of 243 readings (both literal and normalized) in Ep. 6.16 for all known manuscripts and printed editions. I will add sources to this spreadsheet as I find them, and welcome corrections and additions.

Collation of Ep. 6.20

This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet contains the full collation of 184 readings (both literal and normalized) in Ep. 6.20 for all known manuscripts and printed editions. I will add sources to this spreadsheet as I find them, and welcome corrections and additions.

Fingerprints of Essential Readings, Epp. 6.16, 20

This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet compares the most diagnostic 286 readings from both Ep. 6.16 and 6.20, by ‘family’ and ‘sub-family,’ and includes reconstructed readings for the four major families (α, β, γ, θ), Pliny’s original text, and several key, but now lost, manuscripts.

Pliny, Epistulae, high-resolution stemma (family tree)

This five-page PDF is a high resolution, full-color version of Plates 19a-e in Pliny and the Eruption of Vesuvius. As I better understand the manuscript tradition by gathering additional evidence and integrating criticism, I will update it.


Pliny, Epistulae, Inventory of manuscripts and printed editions

This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is an Inventory of all known manuscripts and printed editions for Pliny’s Epistulae 6.16 and 6.20, with links to libraries and online texts where available. I will add sources to this spreadsheet as I find them, and welcome corrections and additions. I hope eventually to expand this Inventory to include editions of any and all of his Letters.


Collation of Ep. 1.8, 12, 23.24

This Microsoft Word document contains the collation of 141 readings in Epp. 1.8, 12, 23-24 for 32 key manuscripts and printed editions. I welcome corrections and additions.

Collation of Ep. 8.1-8.8.3 and 8.18.11-8.24

This Microsoft Word document contains the collation of xxx readings in Epp. 8.1-8.8.3 and 8.18.11-8.24 for key manuscripts and printed editions associated with the theta family of texts. I welcome corrections and additions.

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