Notes on Ovid's Tristia and _Ex Ponto_

Classical Quarterly 10 (04):190- (1916)
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Thus reads the ‘optimus Laurentianus,’ and starting hence we shall refuse claudent, the facile but incoherent correction of some MSS., and still more the claudunt which the majority offer. Nor for all that shall we make the ineptitude of these readings a ground for condemning the pentameter, which, save for its lack of grammatical construction, is perfectly faultless in expression. Turning our attention to the hexameter, we observe that Parca, a synonym for fata with trahebat will set everything right. The offending fata is due to a gloss or an unfortunate reminiscence



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