Monday, January 20, 2020



E. Badian, "A Selected List of Greek Authors' Names: A Comment and Some Corrections," Classical Journal 71.1 (October-November, 1975) 58-60 (at 60):
Finally, there are superpedants everywhere. Just as in English we have people showing off by writing "Thoukydides," so in all languages the equivalent occasionally turns up.
Eduard Fraenkel, Horace (1957; rpt. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966), p. 369, n. 1:
Scholars who, whether in Germany or in Britain, propagate such artificialities as 'Horatius', 'Akhilleus', 'Arkhilokhos' are guilty of widening the gulf between their countrymen and the classics.

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