Foiled Again: Pindar O. 11.1-6

Here’s a paper on a Greek topic, for a change, my first Pindaricum. The PDF is here.

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What Kind of Rope Makes the Best Gift? Martial 4.70.1

Turning back to Martial, here is a textual-exegetical note on one of Martial’s best epigrams. The PDF is here.

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Two of These Words Need More Os: Juvenal 9.109

Turning back to Juvenal 9, here are two conjectures on a single line, one more plausible than the other. The PDF is here.

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Is This Conjecture Too Bold or Not Bold Enough? Juvenal 8.165

Turning to the other satire in Book III of Juvenal, here’s a note on Juvenal 8, yet another novelty for the 2nd edition of my web-text of Juvenal. The PDF is here.

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Not Often, but I’m Hedging My Bets Here: Juvenal 9.74

Still working on Book III of Juvenal, today’s paper is a conjecture on Juvenal 9, attempting to improve on one of Housman’s. This will be another novelty in the 2nd edition of my web-text of Juvenal. The PDF is here.

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Squeezing Two Lemons: Juvenal 7.41 and 7.43

Today’s paper is again on Juvenal 7, with two notes on tiny details of exegesis. The PDF is here.

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Sex and Money: Juvenal 7.123

Today’s paper is again on Juvenal 7, but a new idea, not yet in my web-edition of Juvenal (here). If anyone can refute it, it never will be. The PDF is here.

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Put Your Relatives in their Place: Juvenal 7.27-29

Today’s paper explains a transposition I first published in 2005 in my web-edition of Juvenal (here). The PDF is here.

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Making Change for a Tripod

Today’s paper is on a Greek topic for a change (hmm: just noticed that’s a pun): ‘Making Change for a Tripod: A Footnote on Homeric Economics (Iliad 23.736-37)’. The PDF is here.

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Two Problems in Persius 2.61-68

Today’s paper is another (quadrisyllabic) Persïanum. The PDF is here.

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A Second Double Entendre in Persius 4.5

After working on three different notes on Martial, I decided to finish one of my (quadrisyllabic) Persïana for today’s paper. Though allusively written, this one is not appropriate for younger readers, and may be found here in PDF form.

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One More Letter to Change: Martial 4.52.2

The eighth of my Martial papers for August 2017, titled as above, is here in PDF form. It explains one of the conjectures published (with a ‘temptavi’) in my 2007 on-line text of Martial IV.

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Horace, Iambi (Epodi) 11.19

Besides Martial, I am also working on an on-line edition of Horace’s Iambi or (if you prefer) Epodi. I have already posted notes on I. 10, 12, and 16. Here is another, in PDF form, on I. 11, titled as above.

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Looks Good ‘To Me’: Three Notes on Martial 6.63

The seventh of my Martial papers for August 2017, titled as above, is here in PDF form.

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What is the First Poem in Martial, Book I?

The sixth and longest (so far) of my Martial papers for August 2017, titled as above, is here in PDF form.

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Dammae Damnatae: Two Notes on Martial 4.74

The fifth of my Martial papers for August 2017, titled as above, is here in PDF form. This is the second to explain a conjecture on Book IV first web-published in 2007.

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The Emperor’s Pet Fish: A Conjecture on Martial 4.30.6

I have now uploaded the fourth of my Martial papers for August 2017, titled as above. The PDF is here. This is the first to explain one of the conjectures on Book IV I uploaded with the text ten years ago (link). Better late than never.

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Martial’s Gloomy Ethiopian (7.87)

I have just uploaded the third of my Martial papers for August 2017, titled as above. The PDF is here. Not a conjecture this time, but an exegetical footnote.

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Martial 4.49: Find the Missing Joke

I have just uploaded the second of my Martial papers for August 2017, “One, Two, Three, . . . Where’s the Fourth? Martial 4.49″ The PDF is here. This is a new conjecture, not in the 2007 text of Martial IV.

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More To Be Done Here: Martial (especially 1.79)

Ten years after uploading a virtual edition of Martial IV, with half a dozen original conjectures (link), I have finally found time to continue the task of making an online edition of all of Martial. Books I, II, VII, and XII are now uploaded, but not quite ready to show: they need one more thorough edit, and the QLTP program to view them is undergoing long-overdue debugging.

As I go over my text, I will be posting adversaria explaining my choices in controversial passages, and defending my own conjectures, particularly the ones that have been up for ten years. I hope to post one such comment each day in August. The first, “More To Be Done Here: Martial 1.79.2″, will be found here in PDF form. I will soon be making a sortable database of comments on Martial like the one on Persius already on-line (here), and adding more comments on Persius, too, as well as other authors, along with bibliographies, lists of manuscripts, and more. Comments are welcome, as always.

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