In my previous question, I ask why "non" was added by scholars. Reading more I found this from a 1543 Latin book enter image description here In 19's book (reconstructed one) on "non" the note is

non add. Joc(ant habere) enter image description here

In this book, it's clear enter image description here

What does the note say? What is meant by the "Joc" abbreviation? Was the 15-century book written in the right way?

  • For some reason, the Gutenberg link isn't working for me.
    – cmw
    Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 16:35
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Joc. is an earlier edition of the text by Giovanni Giocondo. Look on p. xii of the book to see the other editions and on the previous pages for the manuscripts Rose used in compiling his text.

The note says that Joc. added non, but did so before habere; as in, the editor realized it needed non (probably fell out as I mentioned in the other thread), but Rose disagrees with its placement.

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    A quibble: it's actually a printed edition, not a manuscript (= Giovanni Giocondo's Florence edition).
    – cnread
    Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 16:20
  • @cnread Thanks. I was too hasty. Should be accurate now.
    – cmw
    Commented Aug 16, 2022 at 16:31

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