International Clay Conference 1978, Proceedings of the VI International Clay Conference 1978, organized by the Clay Minerals Group, Mineralogical Society, London, under the auspices of Association Internationale pour l'Etude des Argiles.
page 222 note 1complures uero e proximis (sc. auctoribus affirmant) et Laconicos in Taygeto monte etui. Mayhoff, on the authority of B alone, omits Laconicos. The omission was due, however, to a misunderstanding of proximis, with which in B we find montibus supplied. Hence B read in proximis montibus et in Taygeto, and so crowded out Laconicos. (Pliny makes smaragdus masculine.)
page 222 note 2 There seems no reason to doubt that the smaragdi Laconici were green porphyry. Bromehead C. E. N. (Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, lvi. 113) lists a number of the stones included by Pliny and others under smaragdus. When he mentions green porphyry among them, he must be thinking of this passage.
page 223 note 1 See, however, Eichholz D. E., C.R., lxvi (1952), 144–145; lix (1945). 52.
page 223 note 2Bailey K. C., The Elder Pliny's Chapters on Chemical Subjects, ii (1932).
page 223 note 3Robertson R. H. S., C.R.lxiii (1949), 51.
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