Re: More on 2427, family resemblances
- On Fri, 1 Nov 1996, Maurice Robinson <mrobinsn@...> wrote,
>On Thu, 31 Oct 1996, Robert B. Waltz wrote:[ ... ]
>> This still, it seems to me, leaves us with the original question.For what it's worth, I agree with this statement. Parent/Child means
>> Suppose, for the sake of the argument, that 2427 had been copied from
>> a manuscript (call it X) that was copied from B. But suppose that X
>> had been deliberately but sporadically corrected from another manuscript
>> along the lines of, say, C (e.g. it's largely Alexandrian, but from a
>> subtype that differs from B and that has a large Byzantine infusion).
>> Is 2427 then a copy of B? A descendent of B? A relative of B?
>I probably am most radical on this point, but I would consider that, even
>if 2427 were copied directly from B, as soon as corrections, alterations
>or whatever were incorporated into the text from either correction marks
>in the exemplars, consultation with another exemplar, or independent
>scribal alteration, the copy automatically becomes a "cousin" (1st, 2nd,
>3rd, or greater depending upon the amount of difference from the
>exemplar). Only if the _only_ differences between the exemplar and the
>copy were the introduction of nonsense errors or correction of the same
>from the exemplar would I consider it a parent-child relationship.
parent/child -- no mixture! I was just trying to bring home this
point in connection with the discussion of 2427 in relation to B.
By this definition, 2427 is *not* a child of B; some other element
has been mixed in.
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