--- John Lupia <jlupia2@...
> --- Wieland Willker <willker@...-bremen.de>
> > For the lines in question (p. 1277, column C,
> > 21ff) Tischendorf
> > notes: "membrana vitiosa".
> Guten Tag:
> First my brief comment made earlier was based on
> unseen. I never bothered to even look at either
> photos, or anything else. My comment was off the top
> of my head. The answer I gave was common sense.
> Second, still speaking off the top of my head I can
> say this: Tischendorf's comment is highly unlikely
> not certainly wrong. Why? (1) any defective
> was properly prepared and cured sufficient enough
> PRIOR TO any writing; (2) a comment was made that a
> lambda is visible having bled through indicating no
> vitiosa. Is it still possible? Very, very, remotely.
> It would require physical inspection in situ or else
> digital photos that are enlargeable in a
> software with the minimum capacity of Adobe
Act in haste repent in leisure. (3) if a corrector
had removed the upsilon as I suggested he *may have*
removed the filler and preparation along with it and
left the original vitiosa visible on the hair side,
i.e., if there were a defect to begin with. This is
why I cautiously stated it is very , very remotely
possible. How important is this? Well, it would have
interest to a text critic since it may be an indicaton
of a variant that a later scribe corrected a little
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