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We also take this opportunity of submitting to the consideration of our readers a few additions to our remarks on the three tragedies of Euripides edited by Markland, and of correcting some errors which we have detected in the review of that publication which appeared in our last number.
V.21. So Phæn. 1692. Τώδ ̓ ἐκτάδην σοι κεῖσθον ἀλλήλοιν πέλας.
V. 87. We now preter, Τίνων γόον τ ̓ ἤκουσα, both as nearer to the common reading, and as a better reading in other respects.
V. 120. Τούτους θανόντας ἦλθον ἐξαιτῶν πόλιν. Read, ἐξαιτῶν πάλιν. Se Esch. Suppl. 345. Αὐτοῦσι μὴ ἐκδῷς (or μὴ ἐκδοὺς) παισὶν Αἰγύπτου πάλινο
V. 220. Our remark on this passage, although very just, is not original. The substance of it may be collected from Markland's commentary. The same observation applies to our remarks on vv. 258, 732, and perhaps on some other passages.
- V.273. Τέκνων τε θνατῶν κομίσαι δέμας, ὦ μελέα 'γώ. Τέκνων τεθνέωτων Marklandus, τεθναότων Musgravius. G. Euripides, to the best of our recollection, does not use either τεθνεώς or τεθναώς. In the present passage, we suspect that he wrote, Τέκνων δμαθέντων. Δμαθεὶς siguifies killed or dead. See Alc. 125. Iph. T. 199, 229. Tro. 175.
V. 408. Τὸ πλεῖον. Compare v. 379. See also Porson ad Phan. 612. V. 453. Τερπνὰς τυράννοις ἡδονας, ὅταν θέλῃ, Δάκρυα δ ̓ ἑτοιμάζουσι. Idem ac si scripsisset, Δάκρυα δὲ τοῖς γονευσι, καὶ τοῖς τεκοῦσι. Μ. We read, Δάκρυα δὲ τοῖς διδοῦσι. Διδόναι is a very common word for giving daughters either in marriage or concubinage.
V. 642. Read with Markland, Τήν τ ̓ ἀμφὶ Θησέως πρᾶξιν. So Æsch. Prom. 701. Τὸν ἀμφ' ἑαυτῆς ἆθλον ἐξηγουμένης.
V. 1077. Μετέλαχες τύχας Οἰδιπόδα, γέρον, Μέρος, καὶ σὺ [καὶ] πόλις ἐμοὶ τλάμων. We have added a syllable on account of the metre.
V. 1097. Read: Ἢ πρὸς μέλαθρα τοῦδε Καπανέως μόλω, Ἥδιστα πρίν γ ̓ ἰδεῖν, ὅτ ̓ ἦν παῖς ἥδε μοι, (Αλλ ̓ οὐκέτ ̓ ἐστὶν) ἥ γ ̓ ἐμὴν γενειάδα Προσήγετ ̓ ἀεὶ στόματι, καὶ κάρα τόδε Κατεῖχε χειροῖν; Formerly delightful to behold.
V. 1148. Αλις ἀλγέων πάρεστί μου. Pro πάρεστί μοι codd. A. B. μου πάρεστι. M. This variety leads us to suppose, that μοι is an interpolation. Read, Αλις τῶνδ ̓ ἀλγέων πάρεστι. So v. 80. Θανοῦσα τῶνδ' ἀλγίων λαθοίμαν. Hippol. 366. ̓͂Ω τάλαινα τῶνδ ̓ ἀλγέων. Add. Tro. 579.
V. 1221. In our remark on this passage (p. 455, 1. 5) ἔφυσε is a slip pen for ἔσπειρε. In the same page read ὄφελε, ὤφελε and "Ωφελε.
IPHIGENIA IN AULIDE.
V. 99. ἔπεμψα πρὸς δάμαρτα τὴν ἐμὴν, Πέμπειν ̓Αχιλλεῖ θυγατέρ ̓ ὡς γαμουμένην. Markland proposes στέλλειν instead of πέμπειν. The poet certainly wrote ἄγειν. The common reading was caused by ἔπεμψα in the preceding verse. A few examples will sufficiently elucidate this matter. Soph. Αj. 330. Φίλων γὰρ οἱ τοιοίδε νικῶνται λόγοις. Every MS. of Sophocles, and every edition prior to that of Brunck, reads νικῶνται Φίλος.
φίλοι. Eurip. Suppl. 649. παρὼν γὰρ τοὺς ἀπόντας εὐφρανεῖς. All the MSS. read τοὺς παρόντας. Ion. 1553. Μὴ φεύγετ ̓. οὐ γὰρ πολεμίαν με λεύσσετε. So we venture to read on conjecture. The common reading is με φεύγετε. Herc. 548. Κόσμος δὲ πέπλων είς ὅδε νερτέροις πρέπων; The old editions read νερτέροις πέπλων. In a passage from an ancient grammarian quoted by Mr. Gaisford in the work before us, (part 1, p. 75,) we find the following words, Οἱ δὲ Ταραντῖνοι ἄποικοί εἰσι τῶν Ταραντίνων. The last word, as Mr. Gaisford observes, is a slip of the pen for Λακεδαιμονίων.
V.382. Τίς ἀδικεῖ σε; τοῦ κέχρησαι; λέκτρ ̓ ἐρᾶς χρηστὰ λαβεῖν. Mr. Gaisford has received into the text the emendation of Heath, λέκτρα χρήστ ̓ ἐρᾷς λαβεῖν. We feel no doubt that the poet wrote, λέκτρ ̓ ἐρᾷς χρηστῆς λαβεῖν. So Fragm. Inc. 157. Ὁ μὲν γὰρ ἄλλης λέκτρον ἱμείρει λαβεν. Γυναικὸς is understood in both verses.
V. 603. Ποῦ τοὺς Φρύγας λέγουσιν φκίσθαι, πάτερ. Read τῶ γῆς without
V. 796. Ὡς ἔτυχε Λήδ' ὄρνιθι πταμένῳ. Perhaps, Ὡς ἔτεκε Λήδα σ ̓ ὄρνιθε πταμένῳ (or πετομένῳ). See the notes on this passage.
V. 1144. Ἰδού, σιωπῶ. τὸ γὰρ ἀναίσχυντόν με δεῖ, Ψευδῆ λέγοντα, προσλαβεῖν τῇ ξυμφορᾷ. Read interrogatively, τὸ γὰρ ἀναίσχυντον τί δεῖ. [hy shuld I add falsehood to my other evils?
V. 1359. ΑΧ. Εἰσορᾷς τεύχη φέροντας τούσδ ̓; ΚΛ. ὅναιο τῶν φρενῶν. ΑΧ. ̓Αλλ ̓ ὀνησόμεσθα. ΚΛ. παῖς ἄρ ̓ οὐκέτι σφαγήσεται; We read without hesitation, ̓Αλλ' ὀνήσομεν σέ.
IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS.
V. 194. 'Εξ ἕδρας, out of its place, Bacch. 926, 929.
V. 400. Καὶ δονακόχλια λιπόντες Ευρώταν. Analogy seems to require that we should read δονακόχλοον.
V. 650. ̓́Αζηλα τοῖς φίλοισι, θνησκόντων φίλων. Read, "Αζηλα τάδε φίλοισι. V. 720. After all, the true reading appears to be, καίπερ ἐγγὺς ἑστῶτος φόνου. If this reading had occurred to us earlier, we might have spared our long remark on this passage. In the quotation from Aristophanes, we now suspect δεομένω to be the accusative.
V. 938. We now prefer, Τί χρῆμα δρᾶσαι. So Ion. 1317. ΠΥ. Ἐνθύμιόν μοι τόδε τίθησι Λοξίας. ΙΩ. Τί χρῆμα δράσειν, λέγε. πέραινε σοὺς λόγους. Here δρᾶσαι, which is proposed by Musgrave, is absolutely necessary.
Before we take our final leave of Jeremiah Markland, we think proper to mention, that if the reader is desirous of obtaining information respecting his life, writings and opinions, Mr. Nichols's 4 Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century' may be consulted with more advantage than any other book with which we are acquainted. To the fourth volume of that work is prefixed a portrait of Markland, engraved, as we infer from the dazzling magnificence of the apparel, from a picture painted before Markland took orders. It is the fashion to censure the foppery of our officers of dragoons. We believe that few of them would burn for so much as this shy scholar, if he actually wore the clothes in which the painter has represented him.
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