Stobaeus 4.23.2464 γαμεῖτε νυν, γαμεῖτε, κᾆτα θνῄσκετε ἢ φαρμάκοισιν ἐκ γυναικὸς ἢ δόλοις.
<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.)
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.1464
Well, go on and get married, get married, and then die either through poison or plot from your wife!465
<Hades> will judge this . . .466
Am I to kill your child as a favour to you?1
- 1Similarly F 1056–7.
- 1Wilamowitz, locating the play in Crete, removed Atreus from the cast-list and assigned this fragment to Catreus; but see the Introduction, and test. *v.6.
- 1Almost certainly Nauplius addressing Catreus about the proposed killing of Aerope. If Bekker’s ‘I will not kill your children’ is read, the children are Aerope and Clymene (cf. Apollodorus 3.2.2. = test. *iiic).