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These are by no means the only question marks to be raised over our collections of Chaldean materials. Another problem not tackled in any of our collections is the matter of Pico delJa Mirandula's 'Chaldean' text and commentary on the Chaldean Oracles. Quotations from them appear in his Conclusiones 2o and elsewhere. llll About this text Pico wrote to his friend Marsilio Fieino in 1486: "[ was forcibly taken off from other things and instigated to the Arabic and Chaldaic learning by certain boo1
11 MLA~"'I'- cr. C. I. Gr. 285 2 • 37, Pamphylia, on coins of Aspendus: Head, Hzsl. NU11l. p. 583. Paphlagonia: MU\1er, Frag. Hisl. Grate. 3, p. 15 (Schol. Ap. Rhod. 4. i"'ls, Phrygia, 20, 2Sh. Sam os, 2sk. Samothrace, 7. Sicily, ? on the river Elorus, Lyc. Casso 1174: at Syracuse, 2S f ; Sdinus, 2Sk. Stratonicea, IS. Tarentum, 22. Thera, 18. Thessaly, 8; Pherae 0, Artemis Tralles, 17. 117. F. ) were the offerings laid at the crossroads every month for Hekate. e. the ghosts of those who for some reason cannot rest easy in their graves, and come back to earth in search of vengeance.
A. iv, 696 ff. Such souls become. O'T0pES', wandering spirits: see above, Append. vi, p. , Cim. -Finally the souls of unburied persons whobave no share in the cult of the souls or home in the grave are also condemned to wander (cf. , Hec. 31-50) : see above, chap. v, p. 163. , Ant. , Tyo. 1083; cf. , An. 56. , p. 177, 15 ff. , Ep. , Philops. , Supeyst. 3, p. 166 A) is supposed to keep oH such nocturnal terrors; it is .. purification" precisely because it drives away such unholy beings. poioV that is employed when a'IT0l-'ay8aAtai (instead of to the dogs: Ath.