n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Quaestiones Valerianae : notes
|Article Title||Quaestiones Valerianae : notes|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2001|
|Pages||247 - 251|
For over a century there was only one usable text of Valerius Maximus, the Teubner edited by Kempf, but its deficiencies were obvious. The last three years have seen two significant advances in two new editions of Valerius, each of a distinct character: Briscoe's Teubner is conservative and based on a thorough investigation of manuscript and a re-evaluation of the tradition, while Shackleton-Bailey's Loeb is far more adventurous, admitting conjectures where Briscoe resorts to the obelus.
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