a1 Trinity College, Cambridge
In this passage transposition is surely necessary, as Leo saw. The only verb which can be supplied for Sarmata in 1. 71 is celant; but whereas the Hyrcanian forests may hide Diana's prey, the nomad Sarmatian can scarcely be said to do so; Sarmata requires some verb like nouit (68). Leo put 1. 71 after 1. 68. But in is not easy to see how uacuis …campis fell to two lines later. The transposition would be more easily explicable if Seneca, after 1. 66, wrote 69–70, then 67, 68, 71, i.e.
1 I am much indebted for help in the writing of this paper to Professor Mynors, and also for suggestions made by Mr. F. H. Sandbach, Mr. M. Platnauer, and Mr. E. J. Kenney.