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Martius or Marcius
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1089  Tuesday, 29 June 1999.

From:           Jack Heller <
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Date:           Monday, 28 Jun 1999 13:47:59 PDT
Subject:        Martius or Marcius

Dear Shaksper Listmembers:

Is there a reason for preferring either Caius Marcius or Caius Martius
as the original name for Coriolanus? I have found both forms in various
editions of the play. I don't have a folio facsimile to consult on this
question, but since the folio is the earliest extant copy of
Coriolanus-the copy text for any edition, I'm not sure that consulting
the folio would help. Why does Martius/Marcius vary among edition? And,
by the way, how would one pronounce Marcius? Responses will be
appreciated.

Jack Heller

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