a1 King's College, University of London
In App. Verg. Priap. 3, 3, the most recent editor adopts the form fomitata, first proposed by I. Voss, a form which seems to derive its only authority from a passage in Paulus' abridgement of Festus (Paul. Fest. 66, 9). Though there is some variation in the MSS. of the Priapeia (formitata, formicata, formata, formidata), the first four letters are in every case the same—namely, form-. Again, in Ps.-Placidus (22, 26) the MSS. give formitat, but Goetz (Thes. Gloss, s.v.) prints this as fo[r]mitat. The reading formitata was upheld by Skutsch, who quoted the form formitare as a parallel to exitare in Catull. 17, 24, which all recent editors have changed to excitare.