Saturday, July 30, 2016


The Sequence and Numeration of Fragments

A.E. Housman (1859-1936), "Dorotheus of Sidon," Classical Quarterly 2 (1908) 47-63 (at 49) = his Classical Papers, Vol. II (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972; rpt. 2004), pp. 740-757 (at 742):
Is it a rule of etiquette, or pure vanity, or irrepressible originality of genius, which ordains that each successive editor of a collection of fragments shall complicate our studies by changing the sequence and numeration established by his predecessor?

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