Seven papyri preserve fragments of Knights. 3 There are 31 medieval MSS, which divide into two main families: R and the sources of S on the one side, and the MSS designated by the siglum y on the other. In addition, M and one of the correcting hands in Γ derive from lost early MSS related to but independent of R S and y. The recensions made by Triclinius (at least three) and by later Byzantine scholars were based on recentiores of the y family. In this edition the y family is represented by VEΓΑΘVp3C. Accompanying the text of Knights is a substantial corpus of scholia both metrical and exegetic.
|R||Ravennas 429 (c. 950)|
|S||readings found in the Suda|
|M||Ambrosianus L 39 sup. (c. 1320)|
|V||Venetus Marcianus 474 (XI/XII)|
|E||Estensis a.U.5.10 (XIV/XVin)|
|Γ||Laurentianus 31.15 (c. 1325)|
|A||Parisinus gr. 2712 (XIVin)|
|Θ||Laurentianus conv. soppr. 140 (XIVin)|
|Vp3||Vaticanus Palatinus gr. 128 (XV)|
|C||Parisinus gr. 2717 (XV/XVI)|
|z||the archetype of RMy|
|y||the consensus of VEΓΑΘVp3|
- 3Pap. Oxyr. 4511 (III), lines 736–46; Pap. Oxyr. 11.1373 (V), lines 6–15, 1013–17, 1057–62; Pap. Bodl. gr. class. f 72(P) (IV/V), lines 37–46, 86–95; Pap. Berol. 13929 et 21105 (IV), lines 546–54, 574–83; PBingen 18 (IV), lines 1040-58; Pap. Oxyr. 13.2545 (I a.C./II p.C.), lines 1057–76; Pap. Mich. inv. 6035 (II/III), lines 1127–41.
- F. H. M. Blaydes (Halle 1892)
- W. W. Merry (Oxford 1895)
- F. A. von Velsen, rev. by K. Zacher (Leipzig 1898)
- J. van Leeuwen (Leiden 1900)
- R. A. Neil (Cambridge 1901)
- B. B. Rogers (London 1910), with English translation.
- A. H. Sommerstein (Warminster 1981), with English translation.
- G. Mastromarco (Turin 1983), with Italian translation.