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For the reconstruction of Justin's apology in the current historical-critical editions only a manuscript ( Parisinus gr. 450 , aD 1363) is used. The manuscript British Loan 36 (formerly Claromontanus 82) represents a direct copy of the Paris manuscript, the Codex Ottobonianus graecus 274 , which testifies only to chapters 65-67, is considered by the majority as inferior. Other manuscripts, which also contain only chapters 65-67, are completely disregarded (see Marcovich, 7, note 15).
Since in the Codex Ottobonianus in 1 Apol. 65.3 καὶ κράματος is missing, and even Harnack has derived from this [a?] lack of a water seeker aristocracy with Justin, a ritual-historical relevant variant is present. For an evaluation of this variant, however, an exact determination of the ratio of Ottobonianus and Parsinius is necessary. From our point of view, this has not been satisfactorily accomplished in research.
From the exact digital development of the two manuscripts and the discussion of the individual variants, we hope to be able to contribute to the more precise determination of this relationship. The comparison of the manuscripts with the common editions has shown that especially the numerous emendations in these are to be judged critically.