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An emendation in Porphyry's commentary on Ptolemy's Harmonics

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 February 2009

S. Douglas Olson
Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington D.C.
Ineke Sluiter
Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington D.C.


So far am I from rejecting the use of what has been well stated by others, that I would wish that everyone said the same things about the same things and, as Socrates puts it, in the same words, and then there would be no undisputed quarrelling among men about the matters at hand.

Shorter Notes
Copyright © The Classical Association 1996

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1 In commentaries on technical subjects, the prologue tends to be the place for literary adornment. For the citation of E.Ph. 499–500 in a similar context, cf. Gal., De pulsuum differentiis 8.636f. Kühn. There may also be an allusion to the passage at Longin. 7.4

2 Cf.Wackernagel, Jacob, Kleine Schriften I (Göttingen, 1955), 4570;Google ScholarFraenkel, Eduard, Kleine Beiträge zur Klassischen Philologie I (Rome, 1964), 93122.Google Scholar

3 For this phenomenon elsewhere, see Barrett, W. S. (ed.), Euripides: Hippolytus (Oxford, 1964), 429–30. Thanks are due an anonymous referee, whose careful comments greatly improved this paper.Google Scholar