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Category Archives: Curculio: Latin
Lucaneum (not a Sausage) for Lucan’s birthday
For Lucan’s 1980th birthday – already over in the Eastern Hemisphere – I have written up a note on the text of 1.20: link to PDF.
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Claudian’s Orrery – 3-column display of critical texts
It has been obvious for many years that an on-line text with an apparatus criticus should put it to the right of the text, since the bottom of the page may be hundreds of lines away, and a line-by-line apparatus … Continue reading
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A Missing Joke in Ovid?
Unable to communicate her plight to her father and sisters in any other way, boviform Io writes a message in the dust with her hoof (Met. 1.649-50): littera pro uerbis, quam pes in puluere duxit, corporis indicium mutati triste peregit. … Continue reading
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Is Plural Salamis Correct? Horace, C. 1.7.21
I have now posted a note or short paper every day of August, two on the 7th, for a total of thirty-two. I will be doing fewer, but longer, ones in September. This last contains a conjecture on one of … Continue reading
Another Tiny Subtlety in Horace, I. 1.1
Here’s a note on the first three words of Horace’s Iambi (Epodes), or rather on two of the three. The PDF is here.
To Form a More Perfect Ring-Composition: Horace, I. 16.9
Even with eight hours on the road, and the first day of school tomorrow, I still managed to put together a note on one of Horace’s Iambi or (if you like) Epodes. Then again, three of those hours of driving … Continue reading
Non Omnia Possumus Omnes: Martial 2.86.8
Tonight’s note is half-textual, half-exegetical, on Martial. The PDF is here.
Time to Change Seats? Horace C. 3.3.34
Here’s a tiny note on a minor point in the text of Horace’s Roman Odes. (I’m away from home where most of my books are, which is complicating my August web-publish-a-textual-or-exegetical-note-every-day plan.) The PDF is here.
Seek and Ye Shall Find: Martial 4.59.6
Here’s a conjecture on Martial that has been in my on-line text for ten years. It’s about time I gave the argument for it. There is a sordid confession in footnote 2. The PDF is here.
It’s Always in the Last Place You Look: Martial 7.17.2
I don’t have much time to write tonight – syllabuses and first-week homework assignments are due right about now – but I don’t want to miss a day, so it’s back to Martial for another tiny bit of Orthographica. The … Continue reading
Someone is Missing the Pointing Here: Pliny, Ep. 1.11.1
Back to Pliny, with a tiny bit of Orthographica. The PDF is here.
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Is a Half-Letter Conjecture Possible? Martial 3.46.4
Back to Martial, with an interesting theoretical question, stated in the title. The PDF is here.
Interpretatio Foedior Potior: Lucilius 543 Marx
Here is my first paper on Lucilius – the Roman satirist, not the double-elled Greek epigrammatist or the poetical friend of the Younger Seneca. No translation of the Latin is provided, since it’s rather obscene, especially after I’m done with … Continue reading
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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.
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.
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.
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.