This collection of essays deals with the often neglected literary genre 'commentary' in ancient and medieval times. It is based on the work of the Bochum Graduiertenkolleg 237, where aspects such as definition, form and history of commentary texts, implicit commentation, pictures and paintings as commentaries were discussed. This volume presents a choice of 16 lectures which accompanied the colloquia from 1996.
Introductions, but also special topics from the perspectives of theology, philosophy, classical philology, medical history, Arabic and Jewish Studies are given by the contributors. Great emphasis is laid on the interdisciplinary connection between these different points of view, for example by discussing the question on the impact pagan rhetoric had on Christian commentary texts. Further interest is focused on relevant literature - medicine, grammar, philosophy - and its commentaries.
This second collection of essays deals again with the (more than just literary) genre of 'commentary' in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. It is based on the work of the Bochum Graduiertenkolleg 237, where aspects such as the definition and form of commentary texts were discussed. This volume presents a selection of 14 papers which were given at the colloquia over the last six years. Introductions, but also special topics from Greek and Latin Philology, Philosophy, Art History, Theology and Medical History are presented by the contributors. Emphasis is given to Philosophy and Art History, the latter examining the question of pictures as commentaries.
Contributors include: Viola Belghaus; Mamuka Beriaschwili; Tina Dolidze; Wilhelm Geerlings; Tengiz Iremadze; Rainer Jakobi; Rainer Jakobi; Ralf Krumeich; Christian Schulze; Zaza Shatirishvili; Guram Tevzadze; Nina Valenzuela Montenegro; Susanne Wittekind; Barbara Zipser.