. . . sapientiaeque invictae gratia atque honoris patera Nestorem mactavit aurea.


Nonius, 514, 20: ‘Inimiciter.’ Accius Didascalicorum lib. 1—

placare ferocem hostem inimiciterque accensum.


Gellius, VI, 9, 16: L. Accius in Sotadicorum lib. I sciciderat dicit. Verba haec sunt—

Num ergo aquila ita ut hice praedicant sciciderat pectus?

Cp. Prisc, ap. G.L., II, 517, 6.


Priscianus, ap. G.L., II, 253, 11: Eius contrarium est impos impotis. Accius in I Didascalicon—

falsidica audax gnati mater pessimi, odibilis natura inpos excors et fera.

  • 2patera Nestorem T pater honesto rem cdd.
  • 4ferocem hostem L hostem ferocem cdd.
  • 5num cd. Reg. Gell. non rell., Prisc. noenum Havet hice Mr. hi cdd. Gell. om. Prisc.
  • 6falsidica vel falsifica cdd. (salvifica Carolir.)
  • 8et fera cdd. ecfera L

Records of the Stage

And Nestor, for his wisdom unsurpassed And his renown, he blessed with a golden platter.


Priam or Telephus as a suppliant?:

Nonius: ‘Inimiciter.’ Accius in the first book of Records of the Stage

to appease an enemy Proud and unfriendlily enkindled.


Wonderful staying-power of Prometheus when his own liver had been eaten:a

Gellius: Lucius Accius in the first book of Sotadics uses ‘sciciderat.’ His words are as follows—

Surely then Nu eagle had riven his breast as these propound?


A wicked mother (Medea? Clytaemnestra?) of a wicked son:

Priscianus: The opposite of ‘compos’ is ‘impos, impotis.’ Accius in the first book of Records of the Stage

A woman bold, and of a lying tongue, Not naturally mistress of her moods, A hateful savage, and a witless mother Of a son most villainous.

  • aHere Accius surely makes a hit at the treatment by tragic poets of the sufferings of Prometheus.
DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.accius-records_stage_books_stage-records.1936