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A lacuna, literally in Latin a ‘hole, gap’, in a manuscript is a gap of missing text of varying length. 'Lacuna' is generally used with the physical object in mind (see material accidents), whereas 'omission' refers only to the text


Fig. 3. Proclus, In Parmenidem I, 642-643 (ed. Steel).



– Maas, Paul. 1960. Textkritik. 4th ed. Leipzig: Teubner. – First ed. 1927.
– Steel, Carlos, Caroline Macé et Pieter d’Hoine (ed.). 2007. Procli In Parmenidem commentaria, t. I Libros I-III continens. Oxford: Oxford University Press.