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Bibil Identifier bibil:223371
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) "Graia migrabit ab urbe:" A Textual and Literary Note on Petronius' frg. 37 Ernout
Author Castelli, Silvia
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 43, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 315-327 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract According to the text of the Petronian fragment reported by Stern (GLAJJ 1,1976, no. 195) as frg. 37 Ernout, the Iudaeus unwilling to circumcise was forced to migrate “to the Greek cities“ (“graias . . . ad urbes.“) Several proposals have been made to emend the text of v. 5, and more or less popular conjectures have been advanced from the 16th to the 20th century to emend the unclear received reading “graia . . . urbe.“ This note defends the reading “graia“ of codex Bellovacensis on textual grounds, and suggests that graia urbs, through a Virgilian allusion, might indicate the city of Rome.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Novel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Circumcision
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Rome
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