Vol. 47 (2021): XLVII - 2021
Articoli

Firmico Materno, Mathesis 4.9.5: fuoco e cauterio

Published June 21, 2021
Keywords
  • Firmicus Maternus,
  • astrology,
  • cauterium,
  • adustio,
  • cauterization,
  • medicine
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Abstract

Firmicus Maternus’s style and language suggest that medela illis <ignitis> cauteriorum adustionibus conferatur should be restored at Mathesis 4.9.5; the omission of the word was easily produced by homeoteleuton with illis. In the previous sentence, the medieval conjecture vulnera infligit in lieu of vulnera inficit is probably right.