Paul Shorey (1857-1934), "Philology and Classical Philology," Classical Journal
1.6 (May, 1906) 169-196 (at 175-176):
The titles of essays
cited in Athenaeus, Plutarch, and Diogenes Laertius could be paralleled only in the list of the books which Pantagruel found in the
library of St. Victor, or in the complaint by Democritus junior—"more books every day, pamphlets, currantoes, stories, whole catalogues of volumes of all sorts." On this mass of material the brazen-entrailed polymaths and pronoun-splitting grammarians battened
and fed, creating the scholarship and criticism of Alexandria, Pergamon, and Rome. The names of their lucubrations read like a catalogue of German doctoral dissertations. You will not easily distinguish ancient from modern titles in the following authentic list:
"A Letter to a Friend on the Lengthening of Syllables in the (Lost)
Epic Poets;" "Concerning an Obscure Quality of Hash Mentioned
in the New Comedy;" "On the Wicker Wagon Used by Agesilaus
in Xenophon's Biography of Him;" "On Aristophanes' Fit of Hiccoughs in the Platonic Symposium;" "The Literature of Cookies;"
"On Zeus Shoofly at Olympia;" "Concerning Rhodian Mice;"
"On a Peculiar Shell-Fish Mentioned by Alcaeus;" "A Logarithmic
Table of the Quantities of the Last Five Syllables of Every Sentence
in Plato's Dialogues."