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Zeitschrift für antike Literatur und ihre Rezeption / A Journal for Ancient Literature and its Reception

Ed. by Föllinger, Sabine / Fuhrer, Therese / Reinhardt, Tobias / Stenger, Jan / Vöhler, Martin

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Volume 153, Issue 1


Epictetus 3. 23. 33 and the three modes of philosophical instruction

Gerard Boter
Published Online: 2009-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/phil.2009.0008


In Epictetus 3. 23. 33 the original reading of the codex unicus Bodleianus Auct. T. 4. 13, ἐκλεκτικός, is certainly corrupt. All the editions accept the reading ἐλεγκτικός, which is a correction by a later corrector of Bodleianus Auct. T. 4. 13. It is shown that this reading is to be rejected because ἐλεγκτικός is equivalent to the immediately preceding προτρεπτικός and because it leads to unsurmountable discrepancies with the closely related passage 3. 21. 19. As an alternative for ἐλεγκτικός, the emendation ἐπιπληκτικός is proposed: with this reading all problems disappear. The new reading has important consequences for the evaluation of Epictetus’ educational system.

Keywords: Epictetus; modes of philosophical instruction; conjecture; protreptic; reproach

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Published Online: 2009-09-25

Published in Print: 2009-07-01

Citation Information: Philologus, Volume 153, Issue 1, Pages 135–148, ISSN (Print) 0031-7985, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/phil.2009.0008.

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