Gellius, Attic Nights

LCL 200: vi-vii

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I.Admiranda quaedam ex annalibus sumpta de P. Africano superiore . . . . . . . . . .2
II.De Caeselli Vindicis pudendo errore, quem offendimus in libris eius quos inscripsit Lectionum, Autiquarum . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
III.Quid Tiro Tullius, Ciceronis libertus, reprehenderit in M. Catonis oratione quam pro Rodiensibus in senatu dixit ; et quid ad ea, quae reprehenderat, responderimus . . . . . . . . . . .10
IV.Cuiusmodi servos et quam ob causam Caelius Sabinus, iuris civilis auctor, pilleatos venundari solitos scripserit ; et quae mancipia sub corona more maiorum venierint; atque id ipsum “sub corona” quid sit . . . . . . . . . .32
V.Historia de Polo histrione memoratu digna . . .34
VI.Quid de quorundam sensuum naturali defectione Aristoteles scripserit . . . . . . . . .36
VII.An “affatim,” quasi “admodum,” prima acuta pronuntiandum sit; et quaedam itidem non incuriose tractata super aliarum vocum accentibus . . . . . . . . .38
VIII.Res ultra fidem tradita super amatore delphino et puero amato . . . . . . . . . . .42
IX.“Peposci” et “memordi,” “pepugi” et “spepondi” et “cecurri” plerosque veterum dixisse, non, uti postea receptum est dicere, per o aut per u litteram in prima syllaba positam, atque id eos Graecae rationis exemplo dixisse; praeterea notatum quod viri non indocti neque ignobiles a verbo “descendo,” non “descendi,” sed “descendidi,” dixerunt . . . . . . . .44
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I.Some remarkable stories about the elder Publius Africanus, drawn from the annals . . . . .3
II.Of a disgraceful blunder of Caesellius Vindex, which we find in his work entitled Archaic Terms. . . .7
III.What Tullius Tiro, Cicero’s freedman, criticized in the speech which Marcus Cato delivered in the senate in defence of the Rhodians; and our answer to his strictures . . . . . . . . . . .11
IV.What sort of slaves Caelius Sabinus, the writer on civil law, said were commonly sold with caps on their heads, and why; and what chattels were sold under a crown in the days of our forefathers; and the meaning of that same expression “under a crown”.33
V.A noteworthy story about the actor Polus . . .35
VI.What Aristotle wrote of the congenital absence of some of the senses . . . . . . . . . .37
VII.Whether affatim, like admodum, should be pronounced with the acute accent on the first syllable ; with some painstaking observations on the accents of other words . . . . . . . . . . .39
VIII.An incredible story about a dolphin which loved a boy . . . . . . . . . . . .43
IX.That many early waiters used peposci, memordi, pepugi and cecurri, and not, as was afterwards customary, forms with o or u in the first syllable, and that in so doing said that they followed Greek usage; that it has further been observed that men who were neither unlearned nor obscure made from the verb descendo, not descendi, but descendidi . . . . . . . . . . . .45
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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.gellius-attic_nights.1927