Keynote : Editing Greek Epigrams: Methods and Problems.
Lucia FLORIDI (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna)
Lucia Floridi is a Professor of Classical and Late Antique Philology at the Department of Classical Philology and Italian studies of the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. Her main research interests are Greek and Latin epigrams, with a focus on the erotic and scoptic genres, Hellenistic poetry, prose poetry of the Imperial Age, and the relationship between literature and visual arts. Among her major publications are Stratone di Sardi. Epigrammi (Edizioni Dell’Orso, 2007), Lucillio. Epigrammi (De Gruyter, 2014), Edilo. Epigrammi (De Gruyter, 2020), as well as numerous contributions on authors such as Palladas, Ausonius, Longo Sophista, and Lucian.
Our knowledge of Greek epigrammatic poetry is mainly based on two fundamental works: the Palatine Anthology (PA) and the Anthology of Planudes (APl). Minor works are added to these, called Syllogae Minores. Some epigrams are also known through indirect tradition (with authors like Athenaeus), or transmitted from papyri or inscriptions. The editors of the Anthology are thus confronted with a complex and changing textual translation, ranging from a textus unicus to much more varied situations. I will illustrate, in the course of my presentation, the main problems - of critical, textual and exegetical nature - that I have encountered in my capacity as editor of several epigrammatic authors (Strato, Lucillius, Hedylus in particular).