Nota a Soph. OT 1194a-1195~1203a-1203b

TitleNota a Soph. OT 1194a-1195~1203a-1203b
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsGiannachi, FG
Ancient AuthorsSophocles Trag. (TLG 0011)
JournalQuaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica
Volumen.s 93

This paper examines the ancient metrical tradition of the first strophic couple of OT's IV stasimon. Twentieth century editors of Greek lyric poetry tended to employ a rigid working principle of exact correspondence between strophe and antistrophe. We maintain, however, that there is room for a degree of latitude in the dynamic between dochmii. This we demonstrate through a specific passage of Sophocles' OT, arguing for the primacy of manuscript texts over texts amended for the sake of metre. []


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