Tuesday, March 24, 2015
From Brevity to Speechlessness
You used to write us little enough, but now you do not write even that little; and if your brevity keeps increasing with the time, it seems likely to become complete speechlessness.Note the missing breathing and accent from the first word of the Greek in the digital Loeb Classical Library:
ἔγραφες ἡμῖν πρότερον μὲν ὀλίγα, νῦν δὲ οὐδὲ ὀλίγα· καὶ ἔοικεν ἡ βραχυλογία προϊοῦσα τῷ χρόνῳ παντελὴς γίνεσθαι ἀφωνία.
According to Eric Thomson, this error is not in the printed edition.
Labels: typographical and other errors