This in the case of most writings is fairly readable, because it has been purged by the continuous emendation of scholars during several centuries.
But the emendation deserves the higher praise as being in most instances the more difficult achievement.
From one of Oldenburg's early letters we learn that the treatise De intellectus emendation was probably Spinoza's first occupation at Rhijnsburg.
Cheyne involves the view that a history dealing with the south actually underlies our sources and can be recovered by emendation of the text.
When revising his scheme of chronology in 1900, Rost abandoned his suggested emendation of Sennacherib's figure, but by decreasing his reduction of the length of Dynasty III., he only altered his date for the beginning of Dynasty I.