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Chi

Filippomaria Pontani

Abstract

As a critical sign, the letter χ (chi) occurs frequently both in hypomnemata on papyrus and in ancient scholia and grammatical sources, but - being apparently unknown to Aristarchus - very rarely in Homeric exegesis. Its occurrence in the newly edited schol. Od. 6.297c prompts some thoughts about its presence and role in Aristophanes of Byzantium’s edition of the Odyssey, as well as on the possibility (ruled out by most scholars) that this edition might have been accompanied by a true hypomnema.

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