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Title: Critical Notes on Ovid (Met. 11.86, 11.98, 11.136, 11.165)
Author(s): DÍEZ REBOSO, Samuel
Volume: 77 Issue: 2 Date: 2018
This article is a contribution to a project of the Research Group ‘Nicolaus Heinsius’ (Huelva) that aims at editing and commenting critically the text of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Whenever possible, attention is drawn to a corpus of manuscript testimonies broader than that used by the standard editions of the Metamorphoses. This allows locating four passages (Met. 11.86, 11.98, 11.136, 11.165) in which there are good reasons to envisage alternative readings to those presented by the most recent editorial tradition. At 11.86, Mt. Tmolus was probably covered in pinewoods (pineta) rather than vineyards (uineta). At 11.98, the reading lentus is contextually more relevant than laetus; the occurrence of laetus at 11.106 could not but favour the misreading. At 11.136, the quite familiar form circumlitus is all the more suspicious since it raises semantic problems; circumfluus fares better. At 11.165, cinctus should be preferred to uinctus because no contemporary attestation can be found where the verb uincio would apply to the laurel.