ABBREVIATIONS IN THE CRITICAL NOTES
A c = the Parisian manuscript (1741) of the llth century : generally but perhaps on insuffi- cient evidence supposed to be the archetype from which all other extant MSS. directly or indirectly are derived.
Apogr. = one or more of the MSS. other than A c .
Arabs = the Arabic version of the Poetics (Paris 882 A), of the middle of the 10th century, a version independent of our extant MSS. (The quota- tions in the critical notes are from the literal Latin translation of this version, as given in Margoliouth's Analecta Orientalia.)
Aid. = the Aldine edition of Rhetores Graeci, published in 1508.
Vahlen = Vahlen's text of the Poetics Ed. 3.
Vahlen coni. = a conjecture of Vahlen, not admitted by him into the text.
[ ] = words with manuscript authority (including A c ), which should be deleted from the text.
< > = a conjectural supplement to the text.
- * = a lacuna in the text.
f = words which are corrupt but have not been satis- factorily restored.