Collection : Cahiers de philologie

Series created by Jean Bollack in 1976, it was supervised by Fabienne Blaise, André Laks and Philippe Rousseau. It is today supervised by Anne de Cremoux and Manon Brouillet.

Interpretations of ancient or modern works abound, add up, contradict each other and often ignore one another. This plurality, indefinitely open, is immediately doubled by the theoretical justifications attempting to explain it: each interpretation, if it is valuable, defines quality standards with their own hierarchy, and in this way, distinguish itself from other interpretations.

Hence the following questions: can a dialogue be initiated between positions thus constituted? Are heterogeneous points of view so radically opposed that they can't be reconciled, as current perspectivism would have it, or could bridges be drawn between conflicting points of view? That is to say, could a regulated, contradictory, but at the same time enlightening debate be instituted within interpretation sciences? This question immediately prompts a second, and even more fundamental, one: what then of the underlying categories behind decipherings, what of the schemes used to build meaning(s) and what of—to put it in a nutshell— everything that shapes the critical apparatus of interpretations? What does one read behind readings? The example of classical philology only goes to show that avoiding such a public debate pushes interpretations, from one school or one country to the other, to develop themselves in parallel, according to their own idea of legitimacy, ignoring each other in the meanwhile. Objects, texts and methods tried and tested in publishing and critical analysis are the only common references left then.

The Cahiers de philology series will chart this new necessity for interpretation sciences to self-reflect. The interpretative work will be presented and discussed here according to different levels of relevance—hypotheses and concrete results, preconditions—in two distinct series:

• Following the principles of a defined hermeneutic, works in the Les textes series will give detailed interpretations of literary and philosophical texts from Antiquity.

• The Apparat critique series will gather (or bring forth) essays, individual or collective, aiming at defining the deciphering conditions, for philology at large (as a "sciences of works"), for historical knowledge, and more generally, for the whole of human sciences. Each volume will come back on the history of those (conceptual, but also cultural or institutional) conditions, discuss the legitimacy of the models used and the methodological issues brought forward by the reflection on "new historical objects". One of the central rules to this common reflection will be, from one volume to the next or within the same collective work, for criticism to be able to express itself freely.

• ISSN : 2780-5301 (online)

• ISSN : 09904476
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Les Acharniens
Traduction et commentaire
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 25

Edited by Mayotte Bollack
L'Acte critique
Un colloque sur l'œuvre de Peter Szondi
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 5

Jean Bollack, Pierre Judet de la Combe
Agamemnon 1
L'Agamemnon d'Eschyle
(Première et Deuxième partie)
Cahiers de philologie

Pierre Judet de la Combe, Jean Bollack
Agamemnon 2
L'Agamemnon d'Eschyle
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 8

Pierre Judet de la Combe
L'Agamemnon d'Eschyle (2 volumes)
Commentaire des dialogues
Cahiers de philologie Volume 18

Edited by Denis Thouard
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 21

Robin Glinatsis
De l'Art poétique à l'Épître aux Pisons d'Horace
Pour une redéfinition du statut de l'œuvre
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 34
Judging from the way it was received since Antiquity, the nature of Horace's Ars poetica should not be questioned. However, its stylistic and enunciative characteristics urge the readers to reconsider this old assumption

Cahiers de philologie Numéro 35
Simplicius' commentary on Aristotle’s Physics, Book II covers a text which is the best introduction to philosophy of nature, and it offers, beside Proclus’commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, a comprehensive survey of the Philosophy of Nature in Late Antiquity.

Edited by Laurence Boulègue
Commenter et philosopher à la Renaissance
Tradition universitaire, tradition humaniste
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 31

Philippe Rousseau
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 37

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