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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

are notes on a text, normally substantial sets of explanatory and critical notes written in the margin or between the lines of manuscripts. Many of them go back to ancient commentaries (which might fill volumes of their own). Scholia result from excerption, abbreviation, and conflation, brought about partly by readers' needs and partly by lack of space.... ...

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