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An Unnoticed Imitation of Callimachus, Aetia FR. 1.1 PF. Author(s): Peter E. Knox Source: The Classical Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 2 (Dec., 2006), pp. 639-640 Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Classical Association Stable URL: . Accessed: 12/09/2013 16:20 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at . . JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact [email protected] . Cambridge University Press and The Classical Association are collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to The Classical Quarterly. This content downloaded from 157.92.4.6 on Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:20:12 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions
SHORTER NOTES 639 AN UNNOTICED IMITATION OF CALLIMACHUS, AETIA FR. 1.1 PF. The first word of Callimachus' Aetia is missing in the papyrus (POxy. 2079) that preserves the rest of the opening line, providing only one iota of evidence about how it begins (fr. 1.1 Pf.): ...... ]• fkot TEAXi+VES, 1? 7TCTp•oVU LV aLoLSt ... the Telchines squeak away at my poem Other suggestions to fill the gap of six or seven letters have been proposed, but Lobel's 1,oAAdKL has long attracted much support.' This conjecture has recently been confirmed by E Pontani, who adduces convincing evidence from the scholia to Hom. Od. 2.50.2 Armed with this new certainty about the incipit of the Aetia, A. Barchiesi has shown how Catullus evokes the beginning of Callimachus' elegiac masterpiece in the last poem

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