The paper discusses the cognitive processes of modern readers who interpret ancient Greek and Latin texts. It argues philologists who suggest conjectures and supplements use the cognitive processes of reading and ‘misreading’. Precisely by not reading what is written, but what they expect to read, they can find the correct text, that is missing or corrupted in the manuscripts that preserve it. Philologists combine this intuitive element with expert strategies

Cognitive science, conjectures and papyri: priming, cloze tests and intuition

BATTEZZATO LUIGI
2019

Abstract

The paper discusses the cognitive processes of modern readers who interpret ancient Greek and Latin texts. It argues philologists who suggest conjectures and supplements use the cognitive processes of reading and ‘misreading’. Precisely by not reading what is written, but what they expect to read, they can find the correct text, that is missing or corrupted in the manuscripts that preserve it. Philologists combine this intuitive element with expert strategies
Settore L-FIL-LET/02 - Lingua e Letteratura Greca
Philology; cognitive science; conjectures; papyri; reading.
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