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Euripides, Hecuba 905–22

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One of Euripides finest and most characteristic odes has a little discussed blemish in its first pair of stanzas (at line 922), unnoticed in the current Oxford Text. The stanza begins with an enoplian (D/e) sequence. The archetypal ionochoriambic strophe of Anacreon is best lineated in its transmitted cola. An alternative lineation, recommended by Maas (after Merkelbach), draws attention to the dovetailing. The strophe consists of a single period is shown as clearly and more elegantly by the simple procedure of indenting the second and third cola. The stanza ends, as things stand, with two self-contained hipponacteans.

Keywords: Euripides, Hecuba 90522; strophe of Anacreon



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