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Christina S. Kraus and Christopher Stray

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199688982

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688982.001.0001

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A Teutonic Monster in Oxford

A Teutonic Monster in Oxford

The Making of Fraenkel’s Agamemnon

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Classical Commentaries

Christopher Stray

Oxford University Press

Eduard Fraenkel’s edition of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon (1950) is one of the outstanding achievements of twentieth-century classical scholarship, but has been declared by some scholars to be ill-conceived or unusable. It was produced by a refugee from Nazi Germany who brought the tradition of Altertumswissenschaft to the very different intellectual and cultural climate of Oxford. The chapter explores the interaction of the two traditions, focusing in particular on the seminar on the play run by Fraenkel from 1936 to 1943. It also traces the difficult compositional, printing and publishing history of the edition, and locates it in relation to the grand tradition of Altertumswissenschaft interrupted by the Nazis.

Keywords:   scholarship, annotation, completeness, seminar, printing, proofreading, refugees, Altertumswissenschaft, Fraenkel

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