Thursday, January 18, 2018

On palaeographical dating of literary manuscripts

LARRY HURTADO: The Limits and Difficulties of Palaeographical Dating of Literary Manuscripts. I have mentioned Brent Nongbri's important work on paleographic dating here and links. But it is worth underlining again. When palaeographers (or paleographers) give a specific date for an ancient manuscript, they mean that date plus or minus fifty years.

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