CARLES MIRALLES†, VITTORIO CITTI, LIANA LOMIENTO, Eschilo: Supplici, Supplemento al Bollettino dei Classici 33, Roma: Bardi Edizioni, 2019, €40.00, 500 pp., ISBN: 978-88-218-1188-3
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Original versionExemplaria Classica. 2021, 35, 223-235. 10.33776/ec.v25i0.5542
A vindication of the case of the Danaids as one of justice and self-defence is a more attractive reading of the tragedy and reconstruction of the trilogy than an assumption of error in the actions of the girls and their father. The ideological project of Aeschylus was to harmonize and reconciliate old religion and myth with contemporary Athenian democratic politics. Citti's school of Enlightened conservatism is a constructive way forward with respect to the textual criticism of canonical Greek authors. Future editors should check all attractive textual emendations, including those accepted by editorial consensus, against primary evidence. In the Supplices, M is correct and editorial consensus wrong in 63 χώρων ποταμῶν τ’. 370 and 699 δήμιον. 554 τᾶς. 544-5. διχῆι. 576 βία ... παύεται. 584 φυσίζοον γένος τόδ’· ἦ (with Headlam's change of word division). 616 Ἱκεσίου Ζηνὸς. 619 πρὸ πόλεως. 1014 The attribution of the line to Danaus.