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'Ωρνιθοπάνον δ' ούτω περιφανώς, ώστε και
πολλοίσιν ορνίθων ονόματ' ην κείμενα. Thirdly, I write pagao Xebeīv, with the circumflex accent on the last syllable. "Εσχεθον is a poetic form of έσχον, the aorist of έχω, and, in some passages, has been converted into ir oy by the transcribers. So Eurip. Hippol. 1289. : 'Αφανή. φανεραν δ' έσχεθες (vulgo έσχες) άταν.
"Έσχεθες is the emendation of Markland, which Mr. Monk would probably have received into his text, if he had noticed the Aldine reading of Phen. 411. Πώς δ' ήλθες "Αργος και τίν' επίνοιαν έσχες ;
Before I quit these three verses of Aristophanes, I must observe, that they ought rather to be attributed to Nicias than to Demosthenes. The mention of the emplos, or parish called Megyaroi, is not made at random. It appears from Athenæus, (p. 537. C.) that Nicias was Περγασθεν.
III. Aristoph. Av. 599.
Ουδείς οίδεν τον θησαυρών τον εμόν, πλήν εί τις ώρ' όρνις. This is the reading of all the MSS. except one, which has cloads instead of ήσασι. The editions prior to that of Brunck read οίδασι, και word as foreign to Attic ears as oicami. Brunck, in his notes, proposes the following reading :
Των άργυρίων, ούτοι γάρ ίσασ'. είγε λέγουσιν τάδε πάντες. Mr. Porson, (p. li.) prefers ώστε λέγουσιν. 1 suspect that the error is chiety in the word λέγουσι. Perhaps the Poet wrote:
Των άργυρίων. ούτοι γαρ ίσασ'. άδoυσί γε τοι τάδε πάντες. The alteration of di into ge is required by the sense. of the emendation, which I do not propose with confidence, derives some weight from the resemblance of ίσασι, οίσασι, οίδασι, and άδoυσι. It is possible, that the Poet may allude to some scolion or popular song.
P. S. Allow me to take this opportunity of correcting an error which I have committed in a short letter inserted in the Ninth Number of the Classical Journal, p. 202. In the passage of the Troades, which gave occasion to that letter, (vv. 1123.-1155.) the ancient reading of the following words probably ought to be retained without alteration:
καί σφ' ητήσατο
Θέψαι νεκρόν τόνδ' These words may be translated as follows: And she obtained leave from him to have this corpse buried. There is a similar passage in the Helena, ν. 1063.
“Ως δε θανόντα σ' ενάλιον, κενό τάφο
θάψει τύραννον τήσδε γής αιτήσομαι. The second line is thus translated by Æmilius Portus :
Ab hujus agri tyranno petam, ut mihi permittat te sepelire. It is hardly necessary to produce examples of this use of the verb αιτούμαι. Εurip. Med. 780.
Παϊδας δε μείνει τους έμούς αιτήσομαι. This verse is thus translated by Portus :
Petam verò ut liberi mei maneant,
The other part
Professor Porson, Mr. E. H. Barker, and Sidneyensis.
Nil agit exemplum, litem quod lite resolvit, the controversy betwixt Sidneyensis and Mr. E. H. Barker (CLASSICAL JOURNAL, No. viii. p. 433.—No. Ix. pp. 185, 187. No. x. pp. 377, 380.) turns on two questions very distinct and intelligible.
1. Is, lvce páon Alòs vwhéo tegos, without the participle , Attic Greek for this English
“ That he may learn he lias not the cunning of Jove."? E. H. Barker asserts it. 2. Was Mr. Porson right, in remarking on the lection, Orest. 792.
πού γαρ αν δείξω φίλος και that it involves a double solecism ? · E. H. Barker denies it.
To prove the first position, instances were wanted of uavbávw, γιγνώσκω, αισθάνομαι, ευρίσκω, and similar verbs, in passages like
, , , these, from a well authenticated text and with a meaning clear and undisputed.
1. páde Antós. Learn that thou art mortal.
He discovered he was a wicked man.
the second position, instances were wanted of Seixvujud, fairw, and similar verbs, in passages well authenticated, and with meaning incontrovertible, like to the following.
5. SIĘ que fixou. We shall prove that we are friends.
δείξομεν φίλοι. 6. φανείς δίκαιος. You will show that you are a man of
integrity. Not one instance of verbs, so taken as in the above fictitious examples, in ACTIVE meaning with a nominative case of the adjective following the verb, participio quod aiunt suppresso, has been yet produced by Mr. Barker, in support of either of his positions.. And all the passages he has quoted or referred to, are foreign to the purpose; inasmuch as they prove nothing that ever was denied, nothing that belongs to the controversy betwixt us.
Here I take
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