Papyrus Fragments


]   ̀ννῦϲα μὴ είρειν κα[ ].΄᾿ ἐϲτι ᾿ρν ροῖϲ ] νω τήνδε· τι[μ]ᾷ γὰρ πόλιν ν [χοιϲ] πράγμαϲιν καημνην, 5δόμων τ᾿ έξε άλλοϲ κπαγλο[μ]ενο ἅ]μιλλαν ὥϲτε γειτόνων ὄλβῳ ρατεῖ· οἱ] δ᾿ αὖ φυτεύειν, οἱ δ[ὲ] ῆϲ ἐπεμβολὰϲ θυ]μῷ λέληνται, δαΐαϲ πεπαυμέ[νοι ϲάλ]ιγγο, οὐδὲ φρο ἐ ΄ []  [ [Remains of two further lines.]

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 2256 fr. 8

1 κακ[ά] Lobel 3 [θεὸν δ᾿ ἐ]αινῶ Lloyd-Jones: [μάλιστ᾿ ἐ]αινῶ Vysoký 5 ἐκπαγλού[μ]ενον Π: ἐκπαγλουμένη Lloyd-Jones 7 [οἱ] Radt οιδ[ Π: ηδ[ Π επεμβολαϲ Π: ἐπεμπολαϲ Π 8-9 suppl. Lobel 451q

[Remains of five lines] στρ.τὸν δὴ περιρρ[τ] [ 7ὤλ[εϲ] ῥϲίπο[ιν π[οι]ανδρία [ 2256 fr. 71; supplements by Lobel unless otherwise stated 6 περιρρύ[τ]ας [χθονὸς στραταγὸν] e.g. Lloyd-Jones


Papyrus Fragments


. . . not to disseminate evils (?). It is Peace who [ . . . ] to mortals. I praise (?) her [greatly (?)]; for she hon[ou]rs a city that sits at rest in a state of quie[tud]e, and increases the splendour of its houses, which is magnified so that they surpass their neighbours and [r]ivals in prosperity; and then [some] desire in [their hearts (?)] to plant trees and others to penetrate the soil,1 having got rid of the martial [tru]mpet, and not [having to worry about (?)] spells of guard-duty [at] un[godly hours (?) . . . ]

This fragment is in the same hand as those of the “Dike play” (q.v.) (frr. 281a-b) and would fit very well into it; cf. Dike’s account of her taming of Ares in fr. 281a.31–41. If so, the speaker here is probably still Dike. 451q

[Remains of five lines] The [commander (?)] from the sea-girt [land (?)], the defender of the cit[y], was des[tro]yed by the s[he]pherds of men1 [ . . . ]

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.aeschylus-probably_aeschylean_papyrus_fragments.2009