Lucretius 3.1–3

Classical Quarterly 27 (02):354- (1977)
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‘The reading of the MSS, and not the Renaissance correction e, is certainly what L. wrote.’ So Kenney in his edition of Lucretius 3.1 I believe that he is right, but that the case for o rests on different grounds from those which he adduces. Kenney quotes D.A. West 's statement that e is ‘not worthy of the precise and vivid imagination of this poet’, and himself finds it anaemic by contrast with the sonorous o.2 These are subjective judgements. One can only reply by expressing disagreement and pointing out that e has seemed unexceptionable to the numerous editors who have printed it and have preferred it to o

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The Original Plan of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura.G. B. Townend - 1979 - Classical Quarterly 29 (01):101-.
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