ἀλλ᾿ ἀρουραῖός τίς ἐστι σμίνθος ὧδ᾿ ὑπερφυής;
Aelian, On the Nature of Animals 12.5 (Αἰσχύλος ἐν τῷ Σισύφῳ)228
Ζαγρεῖ τε νῦν μοι καὶ πολυξένῳ <πατρὶ> χαίρειν
Etymologicum Gudianum s.v. Ζαγρεύς (578.9–10 de Stefani) (Αἰσχύλος ἐν Σισύφῳ [Fiorillo: σκύφῳ codd.]); Anecdota Oxoniensia 2.443.11 (Αἰσχύλος)1 <πατρί> add. Hermann, cf. context in and (τινές δὲ τὸν Ζαγρέα υἱὸν Ἅιδου φασίν) 229
†καὶ θανόντων† οἷσιν οὐκ ἔνεστ᾿ ἰκμάς
Etymologicum Gudianum s.v. κῖκυς (Αἰσχύλος ἐν Σισύφῳ)
καὶ θανόντων codd.: καὶ τῶν θανόντων Dindorf: τῶν κατθανόντων Bergk οἷσιν J. G. Schneider: εἰσὶν codd. οὐκ ἔνεστ᾿ ἰκμάς Seebode: οὐκ ἐνεστιγμάσει w: οὐκέτι ἱμάσι b (both blending the quoted words with the beginning of the lexicographer’s next following word, εἶτα)
Then is it some kind of field-mouse that is so enormous?Trackers . 228
I now bid farewell to Zagreus and his ever-hospitable father.1
(And) of the dead, in whom there is no moisture.
- 1What is the object? Perhaps Sisyphus’ stone, in the Stone-Roller; the Trackers parallel shows that there is no need to assume the object is present on stage.
- 1Hades-Pluto. Zagreus was a chthonic god, whom in Egyptians Aeschylus actually identified with Hades; starting with Euripides (fr. 472) he tends to become partly syncretized with Dionysus.