freely admit, with Dr. Chwolson, that the passage where they are mentioned is an interpolation of Ibn Wahshíya. But, if their name does not appear in the work of Kúthámí, it is impossible not to perceive their influence. Can it be doubted after having read the passage which is here given:
Previous to these words, the text treats of a puerile contest as to the name of a certain plant, as to which the Assyrians of the North and the Chaldæans or Babylonians were not agreed; the author, always full of
- Page 43, note.
- Page 44, note.