Studies in Aithon

Studies in Aithon STUDIES IN AITHON BY K. J. McKAY i. Hesiod Op. 363 There has been wide disagreement among scholars on the pro- priety of introducing Hesiod 363 into any discussion of the Erysichthon-Aithon story. There the MSS. read 8' 'e'QV'rt 6 8' (XŒo7t(X a reading retained by Rzach, Wilamowitz and now Mette (Lex. d. frühgr. Epos, s.v. «i6on-). Bergk proposed the unusual u100vu which Mazon and Sinclair have adopted. For this a parallel 1) seemed forthcoming from Soph. Ai. 222 where the dominant reading is but some MSS. show (XŒovoc; (including the first hand in the Laurentian codex) and (contra metrum). Here Dindorf maintained u100voq as original, and Jebb, most modern editors and Liddell-Scott-Jones lend their support. However Prof. J. Kamerbeek in his 1953 commentary on the Ajax cautiously returns to He cites the evidence advanced to justify Dindorf's reading-the testimony of Eustathius that (a) Sophocles wrote somewhere (1072.6) and (b) would not be applied to a man (862.10) 2)-but seems to attach great weight to three arguments: (a) Timotheus Peysae 223 and Agathias A.P. V 217.10 show that u100§ can be used meta- phorically. (b) Aithops and aithon were felt to be synonymous. (c) The occurrence of o http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mnemosyne Brill

Studies in Aithon

Mnemosyne, Volume 12 (1): 198 – Jan 1, 1959

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STUDIES IN AITHON BY K. J. McKAY i. Hesiod Op. 363 There has been wide disagreement among scholars on the pro- priety of introducing Hesiod 363 into any discussion of the Erysichthon-Aithon story. There the MSS. read 8' 'e'QV'rt 6 8' (XŒo7t(X a reading retained by Rzach, Wilamowitz and now Mette (Lex. d. frühgr. Epos, s.v. «i6on-). Bergk proposed the unusual u100vu which Mazon and Sinclair have adopted. For this a parallel 1) seemed forthcoming from Soph. Ai. 222 where the dominant reading is but some MSS. show (XŒovoc; (including the first hand in the Laurentian codex) and (contra metrum). Here Dindorf maintained u100voq as original, and Jebb, most modern editors and Liddell-Scott-Jones lend their support. However Prof. J. Kamerbeek in his 1953 commentary on the Ajax cautiously returns to He cites the evidence advanced to justify Dindorf's reading-the testimony of Eustathius that (a) Sophocles wrote somewhere (1072.6) and (b) would not be applied to a man (862.10) 2)-but seems to attach great weight to three arguments: (a) Timotheus Peysae 223 and Agathias A.P. V 217.10 show that u100§ can be used meta- phorically. (b) Aithops and aithon were felt to be synonymous. (c) The occurrence of o

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