Scholion to Aristophanes’ Acharnians 653 and 654b = T 10 Kassel-Austin

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[653] τῆς νήσου, ἐν ἧι τὰ χωρία Ἀριστοφάνους.

The island on which Aristophanes’ estate was.

[654b] ἐντεῦθέν τινες νομίζουσιν ἐν Αἰγίνηι τὰς κωμωιδίας ποιεῖν τὸν Ἀριστοφάνην…ταῖς ἀληθείαις εἷς ἦν τῶν ἐν τῆι νήσωι κληρουχησάντων…ἄλλως· οὐδεὶς ἱστόρηκεν ὡς ἐν Αἰγίνηι κέκτηταί τι Ἀριστοφάνης, ἀλλ’ ἔοικε ταῦτα περὶ Καλλιστράτου λέγεσθαι, ὃς κεκληρούχηκεν ἐν Αἰγίνηι μετὰ τὴν ἀνάστασιν Αἰγινητῶν ὑπὸ Ἀθηναίων.

From this verse some think that Aristophanes composed his comedies in Aegina…but, in truth, he was one of those who obtained land on the island when it was allotted…alternatively: no one recounts that Aristophanes owned land in Aegina, but it seems that this was said about Callistratus, who was allotted land in Aegina after the eviction of the Aeginetans by the Athenians.


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