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emendation

the correction of a previously published misspelt scientific name.
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(18) "To read attentively, think correctly, omit no relevant consideration, and repress self-will, are not ordinary accomplishments; yet an emendator needs much besides: just literary perception, congenial intimacy with the author, experience which must have been won by study, and mother wit which he must have brought from his mother's womb" (A.E.
Poeta Latinus et Hymnorum Breviarii Emendator," Archivum Historiae Pontificiae 6 (1968): 166-67.
to be distinguished from the deliberate, blithe, anachronism of Sisenna, who reportedly wanted to be `corrector, so to say, of customary language', quasi emendator sermonis usitati', and, by his own lights, spoke Latin `correctly', `recte', precisely in speaking `inusitate', `unwontedly' (259-61).