Edizione di riferimento:
Adnotationes super Lucanum edidit I. Endt, Lipsiae 1909 (rist. Stuttgart 1969)
In 1909, Iohannes Endt published under the title Adnotationes super Lucanum a group of annotations on Lucan; this contained traces of late-antique exegesis, which Usener had planned to publish after the Commenta Bernensia (see voice). The edition is based on five manuscripts: W (Wallersteinensis I 2, 11th-12th c.), C (Bernensis 370, 10th c.; the same codex that constitutes the basis of the edition of the Commenta Bernensia), U (Vossianus XIX f. 63, 10th c.), G (Bruxellensis 5330 – 32 bibliotechae Burgundicae, olim Gemblacensis, 10th c.), and P (Pragensis 1627 – VIII H 9 – bibliothecae Universitatis, 12th c.). Critics have recently proposed that the Adnotationes super Lucanum do not need to be considered an organic and coherent corpus of scholia (Cavajoni 1979: xiii-xvi; Esposito 2004: 12): in fact, although a scholion is present in all the manuscripts indicated by Endt in the margin, one should not suppose that it is transmitted with the same consistency. Despite these reservations, Endt’s Adnotationes remains the edition of reference because of its superior critical awareness and inclusion of more testimonia than Weber’s Volumen tertium continens scholiastas (Lipsia, 1831) of his edition of Lucan (Cavajoni 1979: xvi).
Many notes in the corpus are of two types: 1) those containing a short explanation of a single word or phrase (through synonym or synonyms); and 2) those introduced by id est, hoc est, or scilicet. Some scholia furnish paraphrases or interpretations of the passage’s sense (with introductory formulae like sensus hic est, sensus hoc est) or the ordo verborum (signaled by ordo est, ordo, ordo hic est); others explain words that the poet does not write (chiefly after subauditur and subaudimus), rhetorical figures, or a word’s logical function. In addition to noting intertextual references, a considerable number of the scholia contain citations drawn from diverse authors; these include Vergil (the most frequent), Terence, Plautus, Lucretius, Horace, Varro of Atax, Nero, Ovid, Homer, Euripides, Cicero, Sallust, Velleius Paterculus, Varro of Reate, and Livy. Some lemmata are absent. In Endt’s edition, the scholia are preceded by the Vita Lucani attributed to Vacca (see voice) and a synthesis of the prodigies and events of the war between Caesar and Pompey that bears the title De bello civili inter Caesarem et Pompeium (see voice). The commentary on each book of Lucan’s poem is preceded by a short summary of that book’s contents. [B. Strona; tr. C. L. Caterine].