previous next

πληγὰς must be preferred to πλαγὰς here, unless we are to write “γᾶς” (in 87), etc. As a rule, certainly, Doricism is a mark of lyric (as dist. from marching) anapaests; see Ant., append. p. 248, and cp. W. Christ, Metrik § 288. But the fact that these anapaests, though lyric in general character, precede the first lyrics of the Chorus, may have led the poet to prefer Attic forms, as in the anapaestic Parodos of the Ajax (134 ff., where “πληγὴ” occurs in 137).

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: