Bryn Mawr Classical Review 04.01.24


Letter


Dear Sir or Madam:

In his review Professor Potter criticises my treatment of Thucydides iii 30.4 where he says I argue for Steup's KOINO/N. I do nothing of the sort. I make it clear that I disapprove of KOINO/N. The reading I prefer and adopt in my long note is KAINO/N, and at the end of the note I am careful to signal my rare departure from the Oxford Text, which has KENO/N. The word KAINO/N appears nowhere in Potter's treatment, though it may have disappeared in an unchecked misprint (his reference to Polybius 24 should be to Polybius 29).

Simon Hornblower
Oriel College, Oxford
14 Jan 1993


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