He collaborated with his father in the great edition of Saadia and the edition of Abu-1Walid, and also produced a number of important editions of other Arabic writers.
But, as Teuffel has said, his debt to these writers is chiefly a formal one.
We can trace obligations to Meleager, Theocritus, Apollonius Rhodius and other Alexandrines, and amongst earlier writers to Homer, Pindar, Aeschylus and others.
There is hardly a page of Ovid which does not show obligations to his poems, while other writers made a more sparing use of his stories.
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