Published online by Cambridge University Press: 27 October 2009
1 F is on the whole less damaged in the Apologia than in the Metamorphoses and Florida.
2 F is so difficult to read in many places, even using a strong glass, where it has been rubbed, that a facsimile would be of less, use than in the case of the best MSS. of many other authors. Professor Butler uses the word ‘Lombardic’ to: describe the writing of F and φ : are we not now told by palaeographers that it must be avoided as a confusing and question-begging term?
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