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  • noun Plural form of chrestomathy.


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  • In addition [77] to these, the story has been retold [78] many times, with slight alterations of the "original" versions, by compilers of chrestomathies, and parodies have been written on it.

    Graf von Loeben and the Legend of Lorelei Allen Wilson Porterfield

  • one response to these bottlenecks was to compose anthologies, chrestomathies, greatest hits compilations. why copy over the plays of sophocles that were less than brilliant? that competes with resources for copying any of aeschylus. so instead of the 123 plays Sophocles wrote, we have the seven that were considered his greatest hits. and seven by aeschylus, too.

    Making Light: Open thread 136 2010


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