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Introduction, Critical Edition and Commentary
Author: Paul Foster
Since its discovery in 1886/87 there has been no full-scale English-language treatment of the Gospel of Peter. This book rectifies that gap in scholarship by discussing a range of introductory issues and debates in contemporary scholarship, providing a new critical edition of the text and a comprehensive commentary. New arguments are brought forward for the dependence of the Gospel of Peter upon the synoptic gospels. The theological perspectives of the text are seen as reflecting second-century popular Christian thought. This passion account is viewed as a highly significant window into the way later generations of Christians received and rewrote traditions concerning Jesus.
In 1492, Angelo Poliziano published his Lamia, a praelectio, or opening oration to a course he would teach that academic year on Aristotle’s Prior Analytics at the Florentine university. Having heard murmurings that he was not philosopher enough to teach the Aristotelian text, Poliziano strikes back, offering in effect a fable-tinted history of philosophy. More than a repudiation of local gossip, the text represents a rethinking of the mission of philosophy. This volume offers the first English translation, an edition of the Latin text, and four studies that set this rich example of humanist Latin writing in context.

Brill's Texts and Sources in Intellectual History, vol. 7.
Philological and Historical Commentary to Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae
Ammianus Marcellinus Online is the digital version of the standard and the only complete commentary on Ammianus’ Res Gestae, by J. den Boeft, D. den Hengst, H.C. Teitler and J.W. Drijvers (books 20-31), and P. de Jonge (books 14-19). Their philological and historical commentary has received much praise in the international scholarly world, and has been completed in 2018.
Ammianus Marcellinus Online includes the commentaries to books 14-31 of Res Gestae as well as two full text editions in Latin on which the commentaries are based (Clark, 1910 and Seyfarth, 1978).
Ammianus Marcellinus (4th century CE) was a Roman soldier, historian and author of Res Gestae, a major historical work on the history of Rome from the period of Emperor Nerva (96 CE) to the death of Emperor Valens (378 CE). Res Gestae originally consisted of thirty-one books, although the first thirteen books have been lost. The surviving eighteen books (books 14-31) cover the period from 353 to 378. The work is of great importance to scholars in Roman history, Latin philology, military history and historiography in general.

Features and benefits
  • The only complete historical and philological commentary on Ammianus
  • Access to all available commentaries (books 14-31)
  • Includes two complete text editions (Clark, 1910 and Seyfarth, 1978)
  • Runs on new and bespoke platform for text editions: Brill Scholarly Editions
  • Full-text searchable
  • Languages: Latin, Greek, German, English


  • Review
    "A monumental work of scholarship that no historian of the late fourth century can afford to ignore. [...] One could hardly expect more of any commentary."
    - Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2018.09.50
This online publication offers the text of Apuleius' Metamorphoses, along with the acclaimed Groningen Commentary Series to this text, and an English translation. Additionally, the texts of Pro se de Magia and Florida are included as well as commentaries for both works by Vincent Hunink.
Apuleius of Madauros wrote his eleven books of the Metamorphoses (or The Golden Ass) in the late second century CE. It is the first fully extant specimen of an extended Latin work of prose fiction. It is written in a Latin which on the one hand shows elements of the everyday speech and of the colloquial language of the period, but on the other hand incorporates these elements in a sophisticated prose which bears the more general characteristics of an archaizing, artificial language. For the study of Latin prose art as well as of the development of everyday or colloquial Latin this work is an important monument, representative of the Latin prose art of the period. Apart from a purely philological and linguistic point of view, this text is equally important for the study of the development of Latin and European literature. Virtually lost during the Early Middle Ages, the Metamorphoses came to be known and imitated from the fourteenth century onwards, and has undoubtedly played an important role during the emergence of the novelistic literature of Western Europe.
The acclaimed Groningen commentary to the Metamorphoses was published as a multi-volume book series between 1977 and 2015 by the Groningen Commentaries on Apuleius group. It includes the text itself, a commentary and a translation. The complete series is now available online for the first time.
A commentary on Book III of the Metamorphoses is still missing from the online edition. Dr Leonardo Costantini is currently working on completing the work (forthcoming, 2022). In print, the Groningen commentary is also available as a set in the series Apuleius Madaurensis.
This is the online version of the complete critical edition by Dr M. Van der Valk of Eustathius' commentary on the Iliad of Homer, composed between 1165 and 1175. The world-famous Van der Valk edition was originally published by Brill in 1971-1987. It traces the development of the text from its origins in Constantinople to its final redaction in Saloniki, carefully distinguishing the numerous additions made by Eustathius at various times to the margins of his own working manuscript. This edition includes an extensive critical apparatus and the comprehensive Latin preface of the original print publication.
This online publication offers a new text edition of Eusthathius' commentary on Homer's Odyssey, composed between 1165 and 1175, as well as an English translation of the text. Eric Cullhed (University of Uppsala) and S. Douglas Olson (University of Minnesota) offer an up-to-date standard text, critical apparatus and English translation per book. Books 1 and 2 are now available. Two new books per year will be added. The expected date of completion is 2030.