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Evils Full of atē: Sophocles, Antigone 1-6

Marco Catrambone    Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italia    

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abstract

The article proposes two solutions for the textually controversial incipit of Sophocles’ Antigone. In line 4, the corrupt οὔτ’ ἄτης ἄτερ can be emended to οὔτ’ ἄτης πλέων, an almost forgotten correction once tentatively proposed by Campbell. In lines 2-3, the syntax of Antigone’s question appears sound. Firstly, ὁποῖον οὐχὶ νῷν ἔτι ζώσαιν τελεῖ; in line 3 is a question governed by ἆρ’ οἶσθ’, with subject understood (Ζεύς). Secondly, ὅ τι Ζεὺς τῶν ἀπ’ Οἰδίπου κακῶν in line 2 is a pre-posed topicalised clause, with verb understood (τελεῖ or ἐστί), offering the background information from which the ὁποῖον-question takes its cue.

Pubblicato
04 Agosto 2023
Accettato
29 Marzo 2023
Presentato
07 Ottobre 2022
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EN

Keywords: AntigoneTextual criticismWord orderIncipitsSophocles

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