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FRL II: ENNIUS

TRAGOEDIAE (F 1–201)

Only fragments explicitly assigned to Ennius by an ancient source or for which Ennian authorship can be securely inferred are included here. These fragments are numbered as in TrRF.

A number of additional fragments preserved without indication of authorship have sometimes been attributed to Ennius’ tragedies on the basis of style or content, the names of key figures, or assumptions concerning the plots. Since there is no clear evidence for the attribution in the transmission, these fragments appear among the tragic Incerta in FRL. These include: Trag. inc. inc. 5–16, 21, 22, 23–24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30–31, 43, 85–87, 132, 133–37,

ACHILLES (ARISTARCHI) (t 1; F 1–8)

The tragedy with the transmitted titles Achilles and Achilles Aristarchi apparently revolves around the embassy sent to the hero, when he had withdrawn in anger from the fighting before Troy, an incident narrated in Homer’s Iliad 9.

The surviving fragments concern fighting (F 3), possibly including a philosophical or divine assessment (F 7), and perhaps point to a conversation among the envoys sent by Agamemnon (unsuccessfully) to persuade Achilles (F 5).

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TRAGEDIES

TRAGEDIES (F 1–201)

156–57, 172–73, 212, 214; Enn. Trag. 114–19, 194–96, 224–25, 226–27, 228–30, 231–32 Ri.2–3 = Adesp. 76, 107, 127, 68, 10, 146, 98, 120, 18, 69, 58, 55, 109, 52, 32–33,136, 132, 5, 124, 34, 71, 73, 25 TrRF. Incerta that have been connected to particular Ennian tragedies are mentioned in the respective introductions.

Bibl.: Mette 1964, 14–16, 55–78; De Rosalia 1989, 95–119; de Nonno / de Paolis / di Giovine 1991, 232–38; Suerbaum 1994; 2002, 126–28; 2003, 5–21; Manuwald 2001 [2004], 112–58; Goldberg 2007b; see also Rosato 2003b. Lit.: Brooks 1949; Jocelyn 1969b; 1972; Aricò 1997; Hose 1999; Boyle 2006; Gildenhard 2010; Manuwald 2011.

ACHILLES (ARISTARCHI) (t 1; F 1–8)

Achilles and/or the Trojan War appear in other tragedies by Ennius (e.g., Andromacha, Hectoris lytra, Hecuba). Therefore, the following fragments, transmitted without attribution to a particular drama, but belonging to a Trojan War context, might or might not come from this play: Enn. Trag. F 144, 153, 185.

The prologue of Plautus’ Poenulus refers to a piece called Achilles Aristarchi (t 1), likely to be an allusion to Ennius’ adaptation. The context in Plautus suggests an

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.ennius-tragedies.2018