Wednesday, December 14, 2016



Dear Mike,

As is well known in medical circles, the hunchbacked, crabbed scribbling of marginalia may lead to scholiosis; and any asinine practitioner of the same is a scholiass.

As you're a connoisseur of Loeb blunders, have a look at p. 270 of Shackleton Bailey's Martial vol II, bk ix, 49, 9 (just spotted this morning — I try to read two or three a day):
quid non long (sic) dies, quid non consumitis anni?
Ask the same question of the purblind old crone Loeb compositors — quid non consumitis anūs?


Best wishes,
Eric [Thomson]

The blunder also appears in the Digital Loeb Classical Library.


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