This selection of French brief tales in translation expands our notion of French writing via together with new tales through girls writers and by way of authors of Francophone starting place. Spanning the centuries from the overdue eighteenth to the past due 20th, the gathering opens with a rumbustious story from the Marquis de Sade, takes within the masters of the 19th century, from Stendhal and Balzac to Maupassant, and reaches to Quebec, Africa, and the French Caribbean within the 20th century. ladies writers contain really popular figures equivalent to Renee Vivien, Colette, and Beauvoir, and more recent writers reminiscent of Assia Djebar, Christiane Baroche, and Annie Saumont. The French brief tale is a wealthy and numerous medium, yet the entire tales chosen percentage a standard attribute: they make interesting interpreting.
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M. 69 (after the words οὐδ’ ἄρα ἐν ἀγορᾷ ἐστιν ἄτοπον). These are alien to Diogenes Laertius’ text. The two anecdotes were probably recovered from a branch now lost (or not yet investigated) of the immense gnomological tradition belonging to Diogenes the Cynic. Whether their insertion can be traced back to the scribe of Φ or his model is a question that must remain open (see Laertiana 96–9). 51 ὁ μοιχὸς συνελή(μ)φθη Ω: ὁ αὐλητὴς μοιχὸς ἑάλω Φ ‘ὁ αὐλητὴς vel ex Theonis Progymn. 5 ([. ] ubi quater exstat) vel potissimum ex Florilegio quodam’ V.
39 I N T RO D U C T I O N scribe in Constantinople and was taken to Sicily. Secondly: Ω, after P and γ (the model of F) had been copied, was taken from the east to Italy, and left in Sicily at least long enough for B to be written, and, somewhat later, for the anonymous B2 to make the numerous corrections and supplements to B. On account of the intervention by B2, the second hypothesis seems the more plausible. In both cases the terminus ante quem for the arrival of Ω in Italy is the date of B2, the ﬁrst half of the twelfth century.
85 V STEMMA The stemma on p. 44 shows the relationships between the older witnesses:86 84 85 86 See below 45. Dorandi, Laertiana 196–9. The stemma reproduces what I proposed in Laertiana 200. In that volume there are other partial stemmas on pages 50, 66, 78, 89, 90, 107, 109, 120, 124 and 138. 43 VI PRINCIPLES OF THIS EDITION VI PRINCIPLES AND ARRANGEMENT OF THIS EDITION (i) Preliminaries I have founded the text of the Lives on the oldest continuous manuscripts (B, P and F), the excerpta Vaticana (Φ) and the other Byzantine excerpts Suda, Pal and Vi.