Sunday, February 21, 2021
The Greatest Evil
But there isJ.C. Kamerbeek ad loc.:
No greater curse than disobedience.
ἀναρχίας δὲ μεῖζον οὐκ ἔστιν κακόν.
ἀναρχίας: here for the first time (unless Aesch. Sept. 1030 is authentic), meaning 'unruliness', i.e. a state of affairs where the ruler cannot assert himself and where disobedience is rife. (Cf. Ed. Fraenkel ad Ag. 883). Cf. O.T. 628 ἀρκτέον γ' ὅμως and the gloss a.h.l. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀπειθείας.Kamerbeek's note would be more intelligible if the comma after the first set of parentheses were removed.
Eduard Fraenkel on Aeschylus, Agamemnon 883: