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Two Notes from the Liber Glossarvm

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 February 2009

M. L. W. Laistner
King's College, University of London


In App. Verg. Priap. 3, 3, the most recent editor adopts the form fomitata, first proposed by I. Voss, a form which seems to derive its only authority from a passage in Paulus' abridgement of Festus (Paul. Fest. 66, 9). Though there is some variation in the MSS. of the Priapeia (formitata, formicata, formata, formidata), the first four letters are in every case the same—namely, form-. Again, in Ps.-Placidus (22, 26) the MSS. give formitat, but Goetz (Thes. Gloss, s.v.) prints this as fo[r]mitat. The reading formitata was upheld by Skutsch, who quoted the form formitare as a parallel to exitare in Catull. 17, 24, which all recent editors have changed to excitare.

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1 Vollmer, Poet. Lat. Min2 I.

2 Glotta II. (1910), p. 156; Kl. Schr., p. 382.

3 That the correct form is - tata not -cata is shown, e.g., by Ps.-Placidus. The confusion or interchange of c and t is constant in the two chief MSS. of Lib. Gloss.

4 Thomson, H. J., St. Andy. Univ. Publ. XIII., pp. 46 sqq., and p. 154Google Scholar .

5 Cf. Brugmann–Delbrück 2, 1, p. 23, and 2, 2, p. 78.