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Re: orion-list Pliny Qumran analysis (A. Baumgarten question)

Hello, Sigrid,
	Thanks for your response. I'm not familiar with your text. It
sounds quite interesting, though IMO unlikely to be a source for Pliny or
Pliny's source Agrippa.
	Pliny the Younger described his uncle's books and work habits in
his epistle 3. Perhaps this is the description you recalled. It mentions a
reader who was interrupted by a friend, whereupon Pliny the Elder
complained that he was holding up progress. But the interruption was
because of a complaint about a mispronunciation. In other words, I'm  not
sure this involved translation.

Stephen Goranson

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