Vol. 47 (2021): XLVII - 2021

Aeschylus fr. 486 Radt, tragic homerisms, and ancient scholarship on Sophocles

Published June 21, 2021
  • Homeric scholarship and scholia,
  • Hesychius,
  • lexicography,
  • Iliad,
  • Odyssey,
  • Aeschylus,
  • Sophocles
  • ...More


The paper contends that the gloss μενοινᾷ… ὀρέγεται attributed to Aeschylus (fr. 486) by Schol. M Od. 13.381 actually refers to Sophocles Ajax 341, as once suggested by Ludwich. The gloss was probably meant to explain μενοινᾷ by means of ὀρέξατο (Il. 6.466) and may be another relic of a broader comparison between S. Aj. 333-595 and Il. 6.369-502 attested in the scholia vetera to Sophocles.