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The Scholia Bernensia B and Fronto (ΣBB in Verg. georg. 4.283)

Luca Cadili    Ricercatore indipendente    

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At the end of the fourth book of Virgil’s Georgics we are told of the marvellous deed of Aristaeus, the invention of the bugonia. Yet we learn from the Scholia Bernensia B on the Georgics that this story was also known from a lost work of a poet named Fronto. A careful scrutiny of the relevant passage in the light of the manuscript tradition of the Scholia Bernensia B proves that this name has in fact been interpolated into the text of the scholion. A hypothesis is put forward as to the origin of this addition.

Published
Dec. 22, 2022
Accepted
March 10, 2022
Submitted
July 16, 2021
Language
EN

Keywords: Scholia Bernensia on Virgil’s GeorgicsInterpolationPseudo-FrontoVirgilScholia Danielis on Virgil’s Georgics

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