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II. ) έγραψε ίο προς Κύρνον τον αυτού έρώμενον γνωμολογίαν δι' ελεγείων και ετέρας ύποθήκας παραινετικός, τά πάντα έπικώς (dies Wort ist noch zu corrigieren). Suidas schrieb diese beiden in einen zusammen: was jetzt ersichtlich ist: 15 ζο θέογνις Μεγαρεύς των έν Σικελία Μεγάρων, γεγονώς έν τή νθ' Όλυμπιάδι. έγραψεν έλεγείαν είς τούς σωθέντας των Συρακουοίων έν τη πολιορκία, γνώμας δι' έλεγείας είς έπη βω' και προς Κύρνον τον αυτού έρώμενον γνωμολογίαν δι' έλεγείων και έτέρας ύποθήκας παραινετικός, τά πάντα έπικώς.

Offenbar verschmolz Suidas zwei untereinander stehende Notizen, was er ja in unzähligen Fällen gethan hat. Um also den Hesychiusartikel wiederherzustellen, müssen wir davon ausgehen, daß in ihm z w e i Artikel über Theognis auf einander folgten. Auch schon die verschiedene Aus25 drucksweise δι' έλεγείας und δι' έλεγείων für dasselbe, „in Distichen" kann unmöglich in dieser schnellen Aufeinanderfolge aus einer Feder geflossen sein. Z u demselben Resultat kommen wir auf einem anderen Wege. Eudocia behandelt wirklich Theognis in 2, Artikeln.

Wenn er ζ. B. , so wirkt diese Zusammenstellung parodisch. Dasselbe ist V. 1049— 54 der Fall: hier folgt auf σοι δ' έγώ οιά τε παιδί πατήρ ύποθήσομαι — βουλή δ' εις άγαθόν και νόον έσθλόν άγει Folgendes: άλλα λόγον μεν τούτον έάσομεν, αύτάρ έμοί συ αΰλει κτλ. Hierhin möchte ich auch Zweideutigkeiten rechnen, die durch Zusammenstellung heterogener Verse hervorgerufen werden. So schließt ζ. Β. V. 1002 mit Λάκαινα κόρη, und es ist bedenklich, wenn jetzt der Redactor direct fortfährt ήδ' άρετή, τόδ' άεθλον — κάλλιστόν τε φέρειν - άνδρι σοφψ.

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