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Subject: Re: Probably a misprint

Jamie O'Neill
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Date Posted: Sun, May 30 2010, 23:42:58 GMT
In reply to: Cesare 's message, "Probably a misprint" on Tue, Mar 23 2010, 12:46:50 GMT

>It may be of use...
>At page 454 (Scribner HB, 2001) there is most probably
>a misprint.
>*plenum et obtabilem* should be *plenum et optabilem*:
>as in *coitum plenum et optabilem* (full and desirable
>sexual intercourse), from Petronius, *Satyricon*, 86.

I've looked at my old original WordPerfect files and indeed I have "obtabilem" with a "b" (instead of "optabilem" with a "p"). So it's not a misprint: it's a mistake. (Google gives c 1,250 pages for "p"; it gives 8 for "b" - one of which is this page.) Thanks for pointing this out, Cesare. There's a guy doing an annotated version of AS,TB - I'll point him to this entry.

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