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As a paralipomenon (Greek παραλειπόμενον), mostly in the plural paralipomena (Greek παραλειπόμενα) ( ancient Greek "the omitted", to παραλείπειν paraleípein [paraleípe-in], one denotes "to omit a text"). In particular, the drafts, preliminary versions , variants and fragments of these works printed in the appendix of demanding editions of poetic or philosophical works are designated.

The term is particularly known from the title of Arthur Schopenhauer's work Parerga and Paralipomena (for example, “accessories and supplements”).

Giacomo Leopardi's satirical continuation of the frog mouse war handed down under Homer's name appeared in 1836 as Paralipomeni della Batracomiomachia (“Paralipomena for the frog mouse war”). This title playfully expresses the purely scientific- philological interest with which the literary self of Leopardi's poem appears.

After Goethe's death, the remaining preparatory notes (sketches, verses, etc.) on Faust were published under the title Paralipomena , which the poet did not include in the final versions of Faust I and Faust II .

"Paralipomena" is also the Greek and the Latin name for the first and second books of the Chronicle in the Old Testament , since it was assumed that these two books reported "things passed over" what was previously in the two books of kings ( 1st book of kings and 2nd book of kings ) had not been reported.

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