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Navi o pesci? Una nota a Seneca, Phaedra 472


In f. 472 of Seneca's Phaedra (uacuum sine ullis classibus stabit mare) a brilliant conjecture of Richard Bentley, who proposed to read piscibus in place of classibus, has been adopted by the majority of later editions. By an analysis of both the discourses of the nurse and of Hippolytus, the paper attempts to prove the authenticity of the manuscript tradition