Monday, February 6, 2012


On pg. 283 fn. 98 I mention the adverb lūdicrē which occurs in Ennius, but the Ennius passage preserved by Nonius p. 195.1 L reads: pars ludicre saxa iactant, inter se licitantur which must be divided as Skutsch 69-70 and others do after saxa:

 pars ludicre saxa 
 iactant, inter se licitantur

This means, as Brent Vine pointed out to me, that the final e of ludicre is short and probably is to be taken as the neuter of an adjective ludicris* which Priscian Keil 2.350 (ab hoc ludicri) attests. The OLD gets this right s.v. ludicre.

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