A note on the text of Cicero’s “Topica” in cod. Voss. Lat. F86

Author: Reinhardt, Tobias
Title: A note on the text of Cicero’s “Topica” in cod. Voss. Lat. F86
Review/Collection: "Mnemosyne", S4, 55, (3)
Year edition: 2002
Pages: 320-328
Keywords: Éloquence - Eloquenza - Eloquence, Rhétorique - Retorica - Rhetorics, Stylistique et genres littéraires - Stilistica e generi letterari - Stylistics and literary genre
Description: [Abstract]: The oldest witnesses for Cicero's Topica are two ninth-century manuscripts belonging to Leiden University Library (Codd. Voss. Lat. F84 and F86, dubbed A and B). The two mss. have been extensively studied in their function as main sources of Cicero's Leg. by P.L. Schmidt. In the best edition of the Topica by G. Di Maria, however, Schmidt's work is ignored, and the purpose of this article is to bring Schmidt's results to bear on what Di Maria has established, and to correct both scholars on some points. Schmidt's view is confirmed that the oldest correction layers in A and B do not reflect readings of a third manuscript and that B was completed in the ninth century by insertion of four additional folia after these correction layers had been produced. New information is added on the details of the completion of the text of the Topica in B. (Année Philologique)
Link: https://www.academia.edu/7403050/A_Note_on_the_Text_of_Ciceros_Topica_in_Cod._Voss._Lat._F86
Author initials: Reinhardt 2002