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Re: "Introductions, Annotations, . . .
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2292  Monday, 18 November 2002

From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Nov 2002 16:21:08 -0500
Subject: 13.2275 Re: "Introductions, Annotations, . . .
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2275 Re: "Introductions, Annotations, . . .

>In Ben
>Jonson's day, as far as I know, only the Bible was likely to be
>annotated in anything like a similar fashion.

Thomas Larque narrows the field too far.  There were annotated editions
of Aristotle, Plato, Vergil, Horace, and the other most important
ancient writers.  Spenser had challenged comparison with them by issuing
*The Shepheardes Calender* with a full scholarly apparatus, and Jonson
himself, of course, did the same with his own Folio works of 1616.

David Evett

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