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181

τίνος κατέκας ἕνεκα παῖδ᾿ ἐμὸν βλάβης;

Scholia (A) to Iliad 4.319 = Herodian, On Iliadic Prosody p. 46.13 Lentz

181a
ΠΑΛΑΜΗΔΗΣ

ἔπειτα πάσης Ἑλλάδος καὶ ξυμμάχων βίον διῴκησ᾿ ὄντα πρὶν πεφυρμένον θηρσίν θ᾿ ὅμοιον· πρῶτα μὲν τὸν πάνσοφον ἀριθμὸν ηὕρηκ᾿, ἔξοχον σοφισμάτων

Stobaeus 1, Prologue, extract 1a (tacked on to Prometheus Bound 454–9, as if it were a continuation of that passage; ascribed to Palamedes by Blomfield tentatively, by Wachsmuth firmly; cf. Plato, Republic 522d ἐν ταῖς τραγῳδίαις Παλαμήδης ... φησὶν ἀριθμὸν εὑρὼν τάς ... τάξεις τῷ στρατοπέδῳ καταστῆσαι [~ fr. 182])

3 θηρσίν Hermann (θηρσί anon. [Amsterdam, 1736]): θερσί cod.
186

Palamedes

181

On account of what injury did you kill my son?

181a
Palamedes

Then I organized the life of all the Greeks and their allies, which previously had been as chaotic as that of beasts. To begin with, I invented the ingenious art of number, supreme among all techniques.1

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.aeschylus-attributed_fragments.2009