Monk Reproves Bentley

“Once, after triumphantly showing that John of Antioch supposed the Boeotian Aulis to be in Scythia, Bentley exlaims, ‘Good indeed, Johnny!’ (Euge vero, ὦ Ὶωαννίδιον). Dr. Monk thought that this was said to Dr. John Mill, and reproved it as ‘an indecorum which neither the familiarity of friendship nor the license of a dead language can justify towards the dignified Head of a House.'”

R.C. Jebb, Bentley (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1902) pp.16-17

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