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Aristotle de Caelo and de Generatione et Corruptione - The Works of Aristotle translated into English: De Caelo. By Stocks J. L., M.A., D.S.O.; De Generatione et Corruptione. By Professor H. H. Joachim. Two parts in one. 225 × 145 mm. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1922. 10s. net. Aristotle on ‘Coming-to-be’ and ‘Passingaway’ (de Generatione et Corruptione). A Revised Text, with Introduction and Commentary. By Joachim Harold H., Wykeham Professor of Logic in the University of Oxford. One vol. 235 × 145 mm. Preface, etc., pp. xxxviii; Texts, Notes, and Indices, pp. 303. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1922. 32s. net.

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page 44 note 1 At 281a 1, while fully agreeing with the interpretation, we would suggest that the conjecture of γρ for δ seems unnecessary in view of the fact that Aristotle frequently introduces an additional point by δ where γρ might be expected. At 292a 26 Bywater's κκοντσεως for the meaningless κα κονσεως seems a certain emendation which might well be adopted.

page 45 note 1 Attention may perhaps be called to a hesitation in the text between the alternative spellings γγνεσθαι and γνεσθαι (e.g. 315a 23 γγνεται, b 25 γνεται) and οὐδν and οὐθν (e.g. 328a 15 οὐθν, 329a 15 οὐδν). It is a discouraging task to try and discover inaccuracies in a text printed by the Oxford Press, and the only suggestion we can offer is that τισι. (315a 9) lacks an accent!

page 45 note 2 A good example of Professor Joachim's method is his justification of the conjecture αὐλς (322a 28, 30) for the un-Aristotelian ἄϋλος, which has hitherto held the field.

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