From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book


Cicero. Ithaca, NY
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This edition, which stands at the head of the Loeb Classical Library’s collection of Cicero’s works, was prepared by Harry Caplan (1896–1980) After receiving his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Cornell, Caplan taught in the Classics Department, serving as its chairman for 17 years, from 1929 to 1946.

This edition, created for 20th century students of Latin, has been supplied with a facing-page translation to make it more accessible. Only the more significant variant readings have been provided; these appear immediately beneath the Latin text. The editor has also added footnotes to the translation for additional guidance. Notice that the Loeb edition disagrees with the critical edition about where to divide the paragraphs; such decisions are subject to the editor’s judgment.

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Pseudo-Cicero. Ad C. Herennium de ratione dicendi (Rhetorica ad Herennium). Edited and translated by Harry Caplan (Cornell University). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1954.
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