Gergely Nagy points out that Tolkien's willingness to clear a space for multiple narrative accounts in his texts provides a diversity of voices, both from the past and from the present: "The different author positions in the fictional texts (like Bilbo's role as original author, translator, compilator
or adaptator or Frodo's as author) inscribe different sorts of relationships toward texts and their contents into the textual world [.
17) Accordingly Angela's scribe may be called scriptor insofar as he "writes the words of others, adding or changing nothing"; (18) he may also be called compilator
insofar as he "writes the words of others, adding, although not of his own.
Bene da Firenze oscilla continuamente tra compilazione ed interventi personali, tra fedelta ai testi e rispetto delle auctoritates e la volonta di intervenire in maniera originale: "Par ces modifications ponctuelles, par ces reecritures, Bene da Firenze depasse le simple role de compilator
pour acceder au statut d'auctor" (18).
30) It is not just the terms auctor and auctoritas that are finding a vernacular meaning, but others such as compilator
, collector, editor, scriptor, commentator, actor, assertor (Minnis, pp.
, commentator, and auctor, is that their activity is, in one form or another and in greater or lesser degree, intertextual, the job of the translator being intertextual par excellence.
In addition to this, it provides facilities for networks with a TCP/IP configuration (this characteristic is very important if we consider the orientation of the application), it gives a version of the gnu gcc compilator
for C and C++ (with highly satisfactory services), and a good PVM implementation.
One such opening is Given-Wilson's deft discussion of Usk as compilator
, interdisciplinarily elaborated in the context of Alastair Minnis's work on the literary implications of that term.
At others he appears to stretch the evidence too far, as when he sees in the illustration "Rustam slaying Shaghad," for instance, an allusion to the death of Qubilai's brother and rival, Arigh Boke, which rests on details of the prince's demise found in no earlier source than the sixteenth-century compilator
In reviewing this massive work, I summarize it as mere compilator
et excerptor, retaining its organizing rubrics.
His key, and starting-point, is to cast Gower as a compilator
with Attitude, whose compilatio exploits conflicts of authority: between compilator
and auctores, between speakers within the poem, between marginal glosses and Latin verses, between kinds of moral experience.
He excels, I think, as both auctor and compilator
, the latter role sounds more modest but it is actually quite a difficult one, and there must be few who can re-present and summarize other people's arguments as succinctly, fairly and sensibly as Windeatt.
The chapter on sources and influences complements Whaley's remarks on authorship, stressing as it does Snorri's debts to his predecessors, and challenging modern preconceptions about distinctions between the compilator
and the individual creative author.