Livius Andronicus, Tragedies

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Achilles

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Nonius, 365, 37: ‘Pretium’ . . . Livius Achille—

Achilles

Si malas imitabo, tum tu pretium pro noxa dabis.

Cp. Non., 473, 19; Hom., Il., IX, 260 s.

Aegisthus

2–4

Nonius, 512, 31: ‘Aequiter.’ . . . Livius Aegistho—

Nam ut Pergama accensa et praeda per participes aequiter partita est,

Cp. Sen., Agam., 422.

5–6

Nonius, 335, 26: ‘Lustrare’ est circumire . . . —

Tum autem lascivum Nerei simum pecus ludens ad cantum classem lustratur.

Cp. Non., 158, 35 (5). Sen., Agam., 449 s.

  • 1malos ed. princ. malas cdd. 365 males cdd. 473 (malas Bamb.)
  • 6lustratur cdd. lustrat navium Klussmann lustratur<choro>Ribb. classium lustrat rates Buecheler (coll. Sen., Agam., 455)
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Tragedies

Tragedies

Achilles

1

Achilles refuses to accept the gifts offered by Agamemnon:

Nonius: ‘Pretium’ . . . Livius in Achilles

Achilles If I take women-cowards for my pattern, Then you, yes you, will pay the price for wrong.

Aegisthusa

2–4

How the Greeks returned from Troy. Capture of the city:

Nonius: ‘Aequiter’ . . . Livius in Aegisthus For, Pergama being burnt out, the booty shared Fairly amongst the men partaking of it,

5–6

The voyage home began in fair weather; sporting dolphins:

Nonius: ‘Lustrare’ means to circle round . . .— But then the frisky snub-nosed herd of Nereus Ranged round the vessels, sporting to our songs.

  • aThis play may well have influenced Seneca in his Agamemnon: R. 28 ff.
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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.livius_andronicus-tragedies.1936