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1 Diana was the goddess called upon by women in childbirth to help them and assuage their pains, as St. Margaret in later days.
3 A word or more has dropped out of the text. Bursian's vestis seems the simplest suggestion.
4 A description of the sistrum. Its exact form may be seen represented on the Egyptian monuments, and Plutarch gives
6 The reading of the MSS is Arique. But these inhabitants of Aria, a Persian or Parthian region, seem so much out of place between the Ethiopians and the Egyptians that I have preferred to adopt Brant's emendation.
8 The relative has dropped out of the text and must be supplied either here or before cultu.
10 The MSS have altaria, id est auxilia. I accept Kaibel's suggestion of auxillas, " sacrificial pots " (a word found in the grammarian Festus and in the glossaries). The MS reading arose from the incorporation of an explanatory gloss.
11 This Greek word or words had become much corrupted in the MSS: πλοιαφέσια is Mommsen's emendation. The
13 The MSS have de patria, which, according to Bursian, would be a gloss that shouldered the true reading Hypata out of the text.
16 The MSS have curiositate, which is difficult, if not impossible, to construe.
17 MSS sacrorum. I think Brant's emendation sacratorum, " initiates, adepts, priests " is necessary
19 Alienum nomen, the reading of the MSS, gives a sense opposite to that required The Aldine editor supplied the necessary non.
20 The words nimirum ... uterque are Lucius' actual thoughts, and therefore in Oratio Recta.
22 Raro in the MSS. Oudendorp supplied the necessary emendation, raso.
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