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1881 American Journal of Philology  
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But he remarks, of the physicians of old time obveiS ovre eO6ev e'7ri raS Trv rk'ovafiv e0poira Ovpaf qrpocayopeviaov avrovC orV' ic eIa7repav det7rvTa6fuevo?; and contrasts them with Thessalus, who oi ra aX2a ay6vov EKotaKeve roi7S ei rtrc '7PU(/rU 7rXovaiovS ( a2a Kali rTi yUaiv Ei W7ray/yeiZac0at dldaVVetv v Tr/ rXvav. No wonder, says Cobet, when acKvror670 ot Ka reK-rovef Kal fpaEif Kai Xa7XKe trrTrrT/iatv ir6rd rofi spyol/ r7f ZarptKsl Tac apXaiac avrCv a7'ro2t7r6vref r7eXvaS, that doctors of this sort "ab aegrotantium cognatis male mulcari ;" and he quotes. passages in which Galen says that the physicians were glad to escape with their lives, Xpo6repo0 Kati 'pvxp6Trpot TOV voUaovrof avroV/ YevofievoL. He shows that some of the sentiments found in this book are from the Xpvaa ir77, attributed to Pythagoras, of which Galen says of himself, Kai taravg di r7a qepo/iuvac (jS Hlvay6pov 7rapatveaetC eiOtaa [leg. tela/uat] 6idf T7-S iejpag avaytyvc6aKetv T,e ra Trpora t'yetv 6(e *rri aro6iarooC viarepov. The text of Galen (in the edition of Kuhn, Lipsiae, 1823) is very corrupt; and Cobet's emendations are in nearly every case happy and convincing. But they do not lend themselves to quotation. A single specimen may be given. " Pag. 32, Kai dta roiro TAIU /lev oivoo2vylAIZ r ertv ledv j6ovovc birav 7rivovre7 VrreppdaZ vTrat rTo7 av/u76rrag. Sublato duplici mendo scribendum: TOTE uiev oiv6&2vrAlZ Earv i6elv d6o,uevovg brav-v7rrepdAovrat. Oiv60Dv?' pro temulento et apud alios saepe legitur et frequens est apud Hippocratem, unde Galenus sumsit." The next article is by S. A. Naber (pp. 246-268), who continues his notes on the Comic Fragments. A specimen or two of his corrections may be given. In a fragment of the Navayof of Ephippus which is in other respects corrupt occurs the line-r7v F 'AKadqyueliaC T V'7rb llRari a sKa--Since vrob TIJaTdr va is unintelligible and Kai seems to have no place, lie conjectures avTrozrZaTrv dOKsv, after the pattern of aviroopeaC, abro0aig, avrofZiL vva, as Cobet (V. L. p. 285) has written in Plat. Menex. 245 d, abroeX?r/veg for avrol "EaR,ves. In the same way in Plat. Polit. 269 e, he proposes to write Oat yfKflcporacrrv rTg aivrotLveasec 7rapadXactv (for avroV Ktvi/aeog): in Plat. Legg. 8 7 b, 7/yeic ea/uev rpayrdiag ai7rorron7rrai (for abroi Trot,7rai): and in Thuc. VII, 57, 2 'AOavaiot /Levavroioveg Er r Awptdc ISvpaKoaiovg eKs6vrTes XOov (for airol 'Iovec). AMERICAN JO URNAL OF PHILOLOG Y. A fragment of the Opdawv of Alexis runs thus in the MSS. of Athenaeus: cOV (6' e y)o atiar77pav o0Tr7or' ldoev o7 re KepKsTrT/v, ',ivat, oV Ktcrrav, oVK a6io6v', oiv ppv6v', ov T-rrtya. Meineke edited after Porson ov're Trpvy6' obV rirrtya. Cobet objected to this emendation (I) because of oire introduced between the repeated oi's, and (2) because in such an enumeration of chatterers the swallow could not have been omitted, and proposed to read ov Xetdo6va, | oi; rpvy6v', o'b rrrTtya. Naber shows that Elmsley has quoted several examples of such an irregular combination of negatives, though he thinks it should not be introduced by conjecture; and objects further to Cobet's correction, that though the mention of the swallow may have been necessary, that of the nightingale is by no means to be expected, of which " non est molesta loquacitas." This too Meineke had thought of; and had therefore proposed ob Xe.rid6v obre rpvy6va. Naber thinks that " unius animalculi nomen excidisse . .. and proposes ob i,irrav, oi: Xetld6v, ob tr L tyovt ov, ob rpv76v', oV rErTEy)a. "Scribit Athenaeus IV, p. I33 B, Ert (' ' KepI:Ttf7 ,i ov O/bOtOov TT'7t?t KaCl rtrt7ovi[, deinde pergit et laudat etiam hunc ipsum Alexidis locum, quem emendare conati sumus." Naber persists in the inconvenient practice of referring to the fragments on which he comments by the pages of the authors by whom they are quoted, and only seldom by the pages of Meineke, or by the name of the play. This causes considerable labor if one wishes to judge of the plausibility of a conjecture by considering the context of the emended passage. For example: this line is found in the midst of a long fragment of the KpareiVac r) <]apy/taco7r(d/i: oroVroK; fdye1poc o0i 7p6aeto', o!Ks 6oberat. "Emenda: oi(b' iierat, quod certum mihi esse videtur. Similem corruptelam odoror in Euripidis Ione vs. 1037, ubi Creusae verba sunt, venenum paedagogo tradentis quo filium interimat. KaV7'ep (5tEA7l 2atc6zov, oiT-oO' 'i era K/rievac 'A6vaQ, KarOavov d' avroi uevel., ubi multo malim legere: obl'or' 6iieTat. Huiusmodi coniecturae se ipsas commendare debent aut frustra commendabuntur." Occasionally he proposes as new a correction already made. For example: in a fragment of the Mt)AOrlia, which contains some remarks of a cook on the necessity of prompt attendance on the part of the guests if his science is to produce its perfect work, it is pointed out that Meineke gives one line to the cook which necessarily belongs to the person he is talking to. But this is already indicated in Bothe's edition. The next article is by Cobet, on certain passages in Antiphon (pp. 269-291): with special reference to an edition of the orations and remarks on them by Victor Jernstedt, of St. Petersburg. Cobet bestows high commendation on this work, but finds still something left for himself to do. On the necessity of indicating elision and crasis in certain combinations he says: " vel sola auris admonet vitiosa esse Ec od6a OTI, o0t o0( bwog, O,ap 'Ao/6a iogt, T2apya i-rae, o2o/ya c 7 e iS,ut env, KV7tIt&v, MdpiaEIe?, ~vNa'd2AeufOat, AvKOp7og , iN Mot, r6potf, eTNKvtv. Of the Tetralogies he says: "quae sequuntur Tetralogiae plenae pravi et vitiosi acuminis non sunt ad meum palatum. Itaque iaIotCa rta KOtat ra7vr' ta6eitf cooi c/a7a transeo ad orationem 7repi i-ov 'Hprdov 60vov." A single specimen of his notes here may be given. In ? 59 we have: v de6 y#e iv d?avaei 70Myp r77Tsg ro;kaat. What, he asks, is the meaning of this ? Bekker refers us to a note of Hemsterhuys on Lucian: t" sed nihil hinc proficimus: Hemsterhusius enim imbiberat errorem hunc, bene Graece dici pro fuste virga percutere aliquem tKaOtfcOat rtVof 'EN f3aKtrjpia, 'EN pk613d, et ex decrepita Graecia putidissimos testes Manethonem, Quintum Calabrum et similes produxit, quibuscum componit Antiphontem, qui dixerit 'EN avei o6oy'p pro 6bave 26'y. Quis haec hodie probabit ? Nemo hercle: itaque alio modo laboranti Antiphonti opitulandum. In tempore succurrit Antiphontis discipulus Thucydides VI, 54: 3iatov ,uev ovidev E3oi tache, ni les connaissances, ni les methodes necessaires. II Tesoro di Brunetto Latini, volgarizzato da Bono Giamboni, raffrontato col testo autentico francese edito da P. Chabaille, emendato con mss. ed illustrato da Luigi Gaiter, vol. I-II, Bologna, I878-I879. Reviewed by Thor Sunby. Chanson[s] de Philippede Savoie. pub. pour la premiere fois avec preface et notes, par Frederic Emmanuel Bollati (Milan, I879). Noticed by P. Meyer. Chronique. The following notes contain welcome information: M. G. Paris prepare un Manuel d'ancien francais (XIe-XIVe s.), comprenant une grammaire, une esquisse d'histoire litteraire, des morceaux choisis accompagnes de notes, et un glossaire. Cet ouvrage paraitra a la librairie Hachette. Notre collaborateur M. J. Ulrich va publier a Halle, chez Niemeyer, une Chrestomathie rheto-romane, avec tableaux des formes et glossaire. SAMUEI, GARNER.