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463 οὐ γάρ ποτ᾿ ἄνδρα τὸν σοφὸν γυναικὶ χρὴ δοῦναι χαλινοὺς οὐδ᾿ ἀφέντ᾿ ἐᾶν κρατεῖν· πιστὸν γὰρ οὐδέν ἐστιν· εἰ δέ τις κυρεῖ γυναικὸς ἐσθλῆς, εὐτυχεῖ κακὸν λαβών.

Stobaeus 4.23.2

464 γαμεῖτε νυν, γαμεῖτε, κᾆτα θνῄσκετε ἢ φαρμάκοισιν ἐκ γυναικὸς ἢ δόλοις.

Stobaeus 4.22.121

465
ΑΤΡΕΥΣ

<Ἅιδης> κρινεῖ ταῦτ(α) . . .

Schol. on Aristophanes, Wasps 762–3, naming Atreus as speaking to Aerope; <K>ΑΤΡΕΥΣ Wilamowitz (see note opposite)

466 ἐγὼ χάριν σὴν παῖδά σου κατακτάνω;

Apollonius Dyscolus, On Prepositions p. 246.32 Schneider (Gramm. Gr. II.1) = Tryphon fr. 56 von Velsen

παῖδά σου Apollon.: παῖδας οὐ Bekker κατακτάνω (as question) Schmidt: κατακτενῶ Apollon. (as statement or question, eds.)

524

Cretan Women

463

The wise man should never ease the reins on his wife, nor relax them and let her take control; for there is nothing trustworthy about her. If anyone gets a virtuous wife, he enjoys good fortune from a bad possession.1

464

Well, go on and get married, get married, and then die either through poison or plot from your wife!

465
Atreus1

(to Aerope)

<Hades> will judge this . . .

466

Am I to kill your child as a favour to you?1

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.euripides-dramatic_fragments.2008