Certain Sources of Corruption in Latin Manuscripts: A Study Based Upon Two Manuscripts of Livy: Codex Puteanus (fifth Century), and Its Copy, Codex Reginensis 762 (ninth Century)

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Macmillan, 1904 - 93 pagine
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Pagina 49 - He interpreted the oo oo oo oo as xxxx. Then, being in the habit of writing XL for 40, he supposed that the fourth oo was a scribal error and that 30 was the number. Feeling that the passage...
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Pagina 49 - D in which a late corrector bas written m. The erased letters were probably xx, as the work of the scribe Aldo shows other cases of this confusion. There is a possibility, however, that the letters were oo oo, and that the correction was a deliberate one, made with the purpose of bringing Livy into harmony with Polybius, who gives 1500 as the number. In the two examples which follow, as well as in the second example from the work of Fredegaudus, this confusion of x and oo is responsible for a further...
Pagina 54 - Adding the examples of the omission of f, we have a total of 25 cases of numeral corruptions involving errors of 500 or more. The total number of numeral corruptions due to all other causes amounts to but 7. The smallest class is that to which books on textual criticism give the most attention. The havoc made with the numerals in this one process of transcription goes to show how little reliance can be placed upon the accuracy of the numerals in the texts of classical Latin writers which are based...
Pagina 52 - NOLAN^OS). — this scribe wrote nolax&os, probably because he had been cautioned against omitting the symbol. This precaution shows how great a tendency there was to errors of this kind. (4) Another source of error in connection with the numerals was the difference in practice in the fifth century and in the ninth with regard to the manner of writing 40. In P it is regularly written xxxx. In the ninth century the form XL seems to have been the more familiar form. Consequently there is a slight tendency...
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