- Background on the scholia and the language of the scholia: read Dickey, Ancient Greek Scholarship 106-112.
- Greek numerals: Dickey, 131-132.
- Bird, “Critical Signs,” chapter 5 in Recapturing a Homeric Legacy (available from Sakai)
Practice scholia reading!
In Dickey, page 150, look over her examples numbered 37-40, and compare her “key” to those scholia on p. 179.
Then, skim the list of topics covered in Dickey 112-130, so you can look up her discussion if (when?) you run across one of those issues in your editiorial work.
Have at hand:
- if you use an iOS device, keep a lexicon such as Lexiphanes handy