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To begin with, we must remember that the famous Sappho 31 is preserved only in (Pseudo-)Longinus's On the Sublime, a first century work whose authorship is disputed. Wharton, in his preface, says: I have not concerned myself much with textual criticism, for I do not arrogate any power of discernment greater than that possessed by a scholar like Bergk. ...


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After P.Oxy. 2076, it becomes apparent (as I said also in my blog post about this poem) that the lines of the spare scrap join rather nicely with some of those of P.Oxy. 2076. Before that papyrus, however, there seems to be no reason to put the two together other than the P.Oxy. number. Concerning that, I posted a question on Latin SE. Why Edmonds joined ...


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