"Garrula limoso prospexit ab elice perdix": Textkritik und Wissenschaftsgeschichte am Beispiel von Ov. met. 8.23
The solution of the notorious crux OV. met. 8, 237 garrula prospexit ab ilice perdix came along through secondary tradition (limoso… elice) and has been attributed to Merkel’s first edition (1850) ever since. A close look, however, on contemporary scholarship will show that v. 237 had already been emendated some ten years before.