Aristophanis Byzantii Fragmenta

Aristophanis Byzantii Fragmenta

William J. Slater

Language: English

Pages: 285

ISBN: 311006555X

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From the introduction:
"It is time," wrote Wilamowitz in 1907, "that Nauck's edition of Aristophanes
of Byzantium was redone," and many times in the course of the
last few years I have had cause to wonder at the wisdom and discretion
of those scholars who turned a deaf ear to his injunction. Not least, it is
a humiliating experience to attempt to follow after the young Nauck, whose
erudition and precision should have made it impossible for anyone to
improve on his edition of 1848. In many ways this edition is not what I,
let alone Wilamowitz, would have wished. The excellence of Erbse's edition
of the Homeric scholia have made me reduce the Homeric section to little
more than an index locorum with summary, though I have tried to make
it useful by including all possible cross references to the lexical works
of Aristophanes. Throughout the commentary is brief, and cognoscenti will
readily improve on it; but the literature on a gloss such as proxenos would
by itself now fill a volume, and a discussion of the evidence for deer
species in early Greece far exceeds the competence of this writer. Nonetheless
I have commented on those glosses where it seemed to me that
Aristophanes was dealing with a philological problem known to his contemporaries;
and to this end I have taken some care to assemble relevant
testimonia, since I believe that without such help ancient glosses can
mislead rather than inform.
The glosses and testimonia are given in Latin, grown rusty through years
of teaching classical civilization, but the commentary is in English, for the
simple reason that I find myself unable to talk about some things like
fallow-deer with sufficient clarity in Latin. Again though I have made an
honest effort to obtain all pertinent books, the reader should know that I
have not had access readily to a major library, so that I found it impossible
to check all my citations of the D scholia to Homer, which when a new
edition is available must one day be compared with Aristophanes.
















in Euripides, Wiesbaden 1976, 63; Cohn 296. 29 AB (deest ap. Ν) λεπύχανον, λόπισμα Μ: λεπύχανον και λόπισμα· το λέπος του κρομύου ή άλλου τινός. Eust. 1863,50 in τ 233: ίστεόν δε δτι τε το ρηθέν λέπυρον και λεπύχανον φασιν εύρήσθαι παρά Θεοπόμπω τω κωμικω, είπόντι ως εκ προσώπου του 'Οδυσσέως το (fr. 33 Κ.)' 'χιτώνα μοι φέρων δέδωκας δαίδαλον, δν ηκασεν άρισθ' Όμηρος κρομύου λεπυχάνψ'. το δ' αυτό και λόπισμα εϊρηται. 29 Β Ph. 230,20. Presumably these rare words are shown to be classical.

have used Aristophanes as a model. Nonetheless he is not a reliable guide to Aristophanes' order or opinions, as gl. 269—70 show. In the passage Eust. 971, 23 f. the opinions of Aelius Dionysius and Aristophanes and others are so confused by Eustathius that no separation would be possible, were it not that Aristophanes is written in the margin and the Atticists almost always, so far as I can determine, in the text. Though the attributions by Erbse in his edition of the fragments of Aelius

Cramer, I—IV, Oxon. 1835—37 Anecdota Graeca e codd. manuscriptis bibliothecae Regiae Parisiensis, ed. J. A. Cramer, I—IV, Oxon. 1839—41 Apollonii Dyscoli quae supersunt rec. R. Schneider et G. Uhlig, Lipsiae 1878-1910 (= Grammatici Graeci II 1-3) Apionis Glossae Homericae, ed. A. Ludwich (Über die homerischen Glossen Apions) in: Philol. 74, 1917, 205-47 et ib. 75, 1918, 95-127 (= LGM 283-359) Michael Apostolius, in: CPG II, 233-744 Apollonii Sophistae Lexicon Homericum, ed. I. Bekker, Berol. 1833

available to prove that these words were not only used of dirges. We should not expect to find these words described as Attic, and only Moer. 199,11 does so; it seems that the title of the chapter must indicate only: words found in Attic authors. 341 (deest ap. Ν.) κοχώνη Erot. 103,14 Ν.: κοχώνην. οι μεν . . . οί δε τάς κοτυλας των ισχίων, εξ ων εστίν Αριστοφάνης ό γραμματικός. 116 Aristophanis Byzantii Fragmenta Seh. Ar. Eq. 424a; Hsch.; Poll. 2,183; Galen. Gloss. 114,8; Moer. 201,31. Comic

Άσκαλωνίτης (p. 66 Baege) φησιν ως της πέρδικας και χοίνικος γενικής ή μέση συστέλλεται, πεισθείς Άριστοφάνει τω γραμματικά) και τοις ούτω χρησαμένοις ποιηταϊς δια μέτρον. (αλλά ταύτα δια μέτρον έγένετο. εστί γαρ αυτά εύρεϊν εκτεταμένα πολλάκις . . .}. Athen. 9, 388 f (fort, e Demetrio Ixione, cl. 393 b): {του δε ονόματος [sc. πέρδιξ] . . . ενιοι συστέλλουσι την μέσην συλλαβήν, ως Αρχίλοχος (fr. 224 W.)' 'πτώσσουσαν ώστε πέρδικα', ούτως και ορτυγα (cf. 393 b) και χοίνικα}. πολύ δε εστί το

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