Ligatures in Bekker

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Ligatures in Bekker

Post by Lavrentivs » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:30 am

In Bekker's Aristotle there is sometimes a ligature for οὐ sometimes not; is this just when he ran out of them or is there some rule?

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Re: Ligatures in Bekker

Post by Lavrentivs » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:28 pm

same for στ. maybe to get the lines the same length?

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Re: Ligatures in Bekker

Post by annis » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:27 pm

I believe most of this is up to the typesetter. There are some conventions, so that I'd expect προστίθημι to not have stigma — it might even be seen as προςτίθημι — but I've never come across any reasoning behind the ligature patterns except for speed and to save parchment. I'm basing this on several readings of Thompson's Palaeography book. It wouldn't surprise me if some printers had particular habits.
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Re: Ligatures in Bekker

Post by Lavrentivs » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:02 pm

1153 b 19 has δυϛυχία.

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Re: Ligatures in Bekker

Post by annis » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:53 pm

Lavrentivs wrote:1153 b 19 has δυϛυχία.
φεῦ. Another beautiful theory destroyed by evidence.
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