Hermathena Volume 19-20

Hermathena Volume 19-20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... in armis had any independent authority, the obvious restoration of the line would be superis aliquam spem ponis in almis (or aequis). But as we have every reason to suppose that sumptis in armis is merely a wild conjecture of the copyist of C, I have no doubt that Schenkl was right in accepting Thilo's conjecture--si tamen aut superis aliquam spem ponis in islis, which is rhetorically more telling than in almis would be. I would account for the lacuna by supposing that the copyist of V found simply spem ponistis in his archetype, and corrected it to ponzs. The omitted letters could readily have fallen out: ponis inz'._s2_'is. For the restoration of the text, Heinsius has, perhaps, done more than any single scholar. His notes were printed in Burmann's edition (Leiden, 1724). In the present century, besides G. Thilo, C. Schenkl, and Bahrens, whose editions are well known, Haupt, Madvig, and G. Meyncke, have made some valuable contributions to the critical study of the Argonautica. In England, Mr. Ellis is, as far as I know, the only scholar who has published anything of importance on the Argonautzka (see Journal of Philology, xvii. pp. 52 sqq., 1880). I did not read the notes of Mr. Ellis until the greater part of this Paper was written. I find that he has anticipated me in two of my conjectures; but I have allowed these to stand as they were originally written, noting of course his priority. There is still a wide field for emendation in the poem of Valerius. There is far more to be done in the Argonautica than, for instance, in the Thebaid before we get anything like a final text.-_ 394 CRITICAL NOTES ON VALERI U S FLA CC U S. 99. iam stare ratem remisque superbam poscere quos reuehat rebusque in saecula tollat....show more

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  • English
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  • 1236969197
  • 9781236969194