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13. Light from Inscriptions upon the Virgilian gens, by Professor Norman W. DeWitt, Victoria College, University of Toronto.
Inscriptions of both the Virgilian and Magian clans in Italy are numerous enough to be significant. The latter outnumbers the former by more than two to one (90: 41). There is no great amount of evidence of official distinction for the Magians, much less for the Virgilians. Almost all inscriptions are of good date, neither very early nor very late, which adds to their value. A parallel geographical distribution seems to indicate that the two clans shared in migrations. The Magians are disproportionately numerous in Campania, and were no doubt Samnites. The Virgilians would seem to have been Samnite also, certainly either Sabine or Samnite. Both are very strong in Transpadane Gaul. Upon the whole the evidence tends to confirm the statement of Suetonius that the poet was born 'parentibus modicis ac praecipue patre.' Both clans were rustic as Rome itself affords slight material.
14. More Light on Theodore Gaza, by Dr. John W. Taylor, New York City.
A critical examination of fragments of a tract by Theodore Gaza quoted in an unpublished reply by Michael Apostolius, the latter being in the author's possession in manuscript form.
These fragments had been assumed by Stein to be from Gaza's 'AvтιþóηTɩкóν, an assumption disproved by Gaspary, who argued that they were from Gaza's Contra Plethonem pro Aristotele. As Stein had examined and described a manuscript of the latter, Gaspary's contention is reviewed in the paper by a more thorough study of the fragments.
There are seven fragments. Each is briefly discussed and its relation indicated to Plethonic tracts to which it is a reply, and to passages of Aristotle, upon whose teaching it purported to be based.
The conclusion reached is that these fragments are from neither of the tracts of Gaza mentioned above but from a different one by him, which is identical with a tract the existence of which was inferred in Bessarion the Mediator (T. A. P. A. LV, 120-127). This conclusion makes it possible to assign a date with substantial certainty to Gaza's tract.
15. Two Papyri from the Princeton Collection, by Professor Shirley Howard Weber, Princeton University.
Pap. Princeton, AM 8909 (9.2 X 18.5 cm.)1, a petition similar in content to Pap. Ryl. Nos. 124 to 152, addressed by a δημόσιος γεωργός of Theadelphia to the local ἐπιστάτης φυλακιτῶν, dated the 42d year of Augustus, Pharmouthi 18, i.e. April, 13 A.D., reckoning from Thoth 1 of the year of the occupation of Egypt (30 B.c.). Noteworthy is irrational i adscript in ἀξιῶι (12), and (very unusual within the word) in φαίνηται (13): Κοίντωι Πακιλλίωι Εὐξείνωι / ἐπιστάτηι φυλακιτῶν παρὰ ̔Αρθώτου τοῦ Μαρρείους / *τῶν ἀπὸ Θεαδελφείας δημο- / σίων γεωργῶν. τῆι νυκτὶ τῆι / " φερούσηι εἰς τὴν τῆ τοῦ Φαρμοῦθι / * τοῦ μβ (ἔτους) Καίσαρος ἐπιβαλόν- / 8τες οἱ τῆς κώμης ποιμένες / εἰς τὰς ὑπ ̓ ἐμοῦ γεωργου-/ 10μένας βασιλικῆς γῆς κατενέμησάν μου χόρ- 12 του ἡμιαρούριον. διὸ ἀξιῶ < ι > / 13 ἐὰν φαίνη <ι>ται κατα- | “σταθῆναι τοὺς ἐνκαλου- / 15μένους ἐπί σε πρὸς τὴν / 1 ἐσομένην ἐπέξοδον.
Pap. Princeton, AM 8928 (13 × 7 cm.), a letter from a certain Theano to her brother, legible, but with vague contents. Besides traits of the Koine (εὕραμεν 3, λείαν λίαν 5), the position of μου and the use of the participle (ἀσπαζόμενος) in the closing formula is uncommon: Θεανώ Διονυσίω (ι) [τῶ]ι ἀδελφῶι / πλεῖστα χαίρειν . . . περ[ὶ ο]ὗ μοι ἐδή- / λωσας ἀνθρώπου οὐχ εραμεν τί ἤ- / Ανυσεν καὶ αὐτὸς δὲ ἐξῆλθεν πρός σε. / ἔρρωσο ἀσπαζόμενός μου λείαν τὰ τέκνα. πάλιν ἔρρωσο. [Φα]ρμούθι 55.
16. 'The Rescue of Primal Man in Manichaeism,' by Professor A. V. Williams Jackson, Columbia University.
The episode of the rescue of Primal Man, after he had been overcome by the powers of Darkness, is an event of vital importance in Manichaeism. The purpose of the paper is to bring together the scattered materials which touch upon this subject in the actual Manichaean documents now available in Turfan Pahlavi, Turkish, and Chinese, and to connect these with the previously known allusions in the indirect Manichaean sources in Arabic, Syriac, and Greek.
PHILOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
FIRST SESSION, 10.30 A.M.
LAWRENCE M. PRICE
Albrecht von Haller and English Theology
The Pronunciation of the Spanish word Aun
The History of the Spanish Patronymic in -z
IVAN M. LINFORTH
Greek Gods and Foreign Gods in Herodotus
FRIDAY, 2.00 P.M.
The Instinctive Element in Words
The Readers and Writers of Chaucer
PERCIVAL B. FAY
The Miracles de Saint Louis forming the second part of the Vie et Miracles de Saint Louis of Guillaume de
Twelfth Night and Roister Doister
GEORGE Z. PATRICK
The Attitude of Lermontov toward his Time
STANLEY I. RYPINS
The Judaeo-German Folksong
HENRY D. GRAY
Some Methods of Shakespearean Criticism
FRIDAY, 4.45 P.M.
The Modern Foreign Language Study Conference, George W. H. Shields, Chairman
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
THIRD SESSION, 9.30 A.M.
BENJAMIN M. WOODBRIDGE
Bernard Shaw's Spiritual Father,-Alexander Dumas Fils
ARTHUR G. KENNEDY
Some Desiderata in the Field of English Study
D. P. ROTUNDA
A Classification of the Italian Novelle from the Novellino to the Time of Bandello
AUGUST C. MAHR
Ludwig Braunfels' Agnes, a hitherto unknown Dramatic
GEORGE R. STEWART, JR.
Discussion of the Report of the Modern Language Association Committee on Metrical Notation
HERBERT D. AUSTIN
The Bearing of Multiple Meanings in the Divine Comedy on the Understanding of Metaphors
PAPERS READ BY TITLE
JOHN D. COOKE
Origin of the Medieval Identification of the Classical Pagan Gods with the Planets of the same Name
LAWRENCE M. RIDDLE
A Neglected Source of Corneille's Héraclius
The twenty-seventh annual meeting of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast was held at the University of California, in Room 312, Wheeler Hall, November 27 and 28, 1925.
The first session was called to order by President Paschall at 10.30 A.M. The minutes of the last meeting were approved as printed in the Publications of the Modern Language Association of America and in the Proceedings of the American Philological Association.
The report of the Secretary consisted of a statement regarding the election of new members by the Executive Committee, an explanation of the reasons for change in place of meeting, and statistics relating to the proportion of membership participating in the programs of the last four years.
The Treasurer made the following report for the year 192425, which was accepted and referred to the auditing committee: