Sunday, June 16, 2019


Keep Quiet

Aeschylus, Persians. Seven Against Thebes. Suppliants. Prometheus Bound. Edited and Translated by Alan H. Sommerstein (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008 = Loeb Classical Library, 145), pp. 480-481 (Prometheus Bound 344):
ἀλλ᾽ ἡσύχαζε σαυτὸν ἐκποδὼν ἔχειν·

Keep quiet, and keep yourself out of harm's way.
That can't be right, I said to myself, and sure enough ἔχειν is a mistake for ἔχων. The error persists in the Digital Loeb Classical Library (screen capture):

I see no variants or conjectures for this line in M.L. West's Teubner edition of Aeschylus or in Denys Page's edition in the Oxford Classical Texts series.


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