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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 Marklaud, and of correcting some errors which we have detected in the review of that publication which appeared in our last number.


V.21. So Phan. 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 Æsch. Suppl. 345. Αἰτοῦσι μὴ ἐκδῷς (οι μὴ κδοὺς) 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 signifies 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 θέλη, Δάκρυα δ ̓ ἑτοιμάζουσι. Idem ac si scripsisset, Δάκρυα δὲ τοῖς γονευσι, νεί 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 sch. Prom. 701. Τὸν ἀμφ' ἑαυτῆς ἆθλον ἐξηγουμένης.

V. 1077. Μετέλαχες τύχας Οἰδιπόδα, γέρον, Μέρος, καὶ σὺ [καὶ] πόλις ἐμα τλάμων. We have added a syllable on account of the metre.

V. 1097. Read: Η πρὸς μέλαθρα τοῦδε Καπανέως μόλω, Ἥδιστα πριν 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. Α. Β. μας πάρεστι. M. This variety leads us to suppose, that μοι is an interpolation. Read, Αλις τῶνδ ̓ ἀλγέων πάρεστι. 50 ν. 86. Θανοῦσα τῶνδ ̓ ἀλγέων λαθοίμαν. Hippol. 306. Ω τάλαινα τῶνδ ̓ ἀλγέων. Add. Tro. 579.

V. 1221. In our remark on this passage (p. 455, 1. 5) ἔφυσε is a slip of the pen for ἔσπειρε. In the same page read ὄφιλε, ὤφελε and "Ωφελε.


V. 99. ἔπεμψα πρὸς δάμαρτα τὴν ἐμὴν, Πέμπειν ̓Αχιλλεί 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

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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 φεύ γετε. Herc. 548. Κόσμος δὲ πέπλων τίς 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 Ταραντίνοι ἄποικοί εἰσι τῶν Ταραντίνων. The last word, as Mr. Gaisford observes, is a ship of the pen for Λακεδαιμονίων.

V. 382. Τίς ἀδικεῖ σε; τοῦ κέχρησαι; λέκτρ ̓ ἐρᾷς χρηστὰ λαβεῖν. Mr. Gaisford has received into the text the emendation of Heath, λέκτρα Χρήστ ̓ ἐᾷς λαβεῖν. We feel no doubt that the poet wrote, λέκτρ' ἐρας χρηστῆς λαβεῖν. So Fragm. Inc. 157. Ὁ μὲν γὰρ ἄλλης λέκτρον ἱμείρει λαβεῖν. Γυναικὸς is understood in both verses.

V. 602. Ποὺ τοὺς Φρύγας λέγουσιν ᾠκίσθαι, πάτερ. Read που γῆς without the article.

V. 796. Ως ἔτυχε Αήδ ̓ ὄρνιθι πταμένῳ. Perhaps, Ως ἔτεκε Λήδα σ ̓ ὄρνιθε πταμένῳ (οι πετομένῳ). See the notes on this passage.

V. 1144. Ιδού, σιωπῶ. τὸ γὰρ ἀναίσχυντόν με δεῖ, Ψευδῆ λέγοντα, προσο λαβεῖν τῇ ξυμφορᾷ. Read interrogatively, τὸ γὰρ ἀναίσχυντον τί δεῖ. Why should I add falsehood to my other evils?

V. 1359. ΑΧ. Εἰσορᾷς τεύχη φέροντας τούσδ'; ΚΛ. ἔναιο τῶν Φρενῶν. ΑΧ. ̓Αλλ ̓ ὀνησόμεσθα. ΚΛ. παῖς ἄρ ̓ οὐκέτι σφαγήσεται; We read without hesitation, ̓Αλλ ̓ ὀνήσομεν σέ.


Γ. 194. Εξ ἕδρας, out of its place, Bacch. 926, 929.

V. 400. Καὶ δονακόχλια λιπόντες Εὐρώτων. Analogy seems to require that we should read δονακόχλον.

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 douin to be the accusative.

V. 938. We now prefer, Τί χρήμα δρᾶσαι. So Ion. 1347. ΠΥ. Ενθύμιόν μοι τόδε τίθησι Λοξίας. ΙΩ. Τί χρῆμα δράσειν, λέγε. πέραινε σοὺς λόγους. Here δράσαι, 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 Literary Anec dotes 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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