Of Dreams and Editions: Emendations, Conjectures, and Marginal Glosses in David Hoeschel’s Copy of De somniis 2
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Taking a cue from James Royse’s lifelong devotion to the texts of Philo and the New Testament, the present essay offers a thank-offering in kind. Its principal contribution is a complete analytical catalogue of David Hoeschel’s marginal emendations to the text of Somn. 2 in the famed Augustana manuscript (Codex Monacensis Graecus 459). These results are compared with Paul Wendland’s attribution of Hoeschel’s work in the apparatus of Cohn-Wendland volume 3. Drawing on James Royse’s recent (2019) study of this edition, it is argued that the collected data simultaneously confirm Hoeschel’s reputation as a textual critic, while raising questions about Wendland’s. The second part of the essay turns to non-textual notes on Somn. 2 in the Augustana. Particular emphasis is placed on Hoeschel’s identification of two Homeric lemmata, as well as a curious marginalium written in Hoeschel’s hand alongside Somn. 2.78: the word κενόδοξοι. Analysis of these further scholarly notes allows for a more complete picture of Hoeschel’s achievements as a humanist—accomplishments also reflected in the work of this volume’s honoree.
Cover, Michael B., "Of Dreams and Editions: Emendations, Conjectures, and Marginal Glosses in David Hoeschel’s Copy of De somniis 2" (2021). Theology Faculty Research and Publications. 845.