Scholion, Aristophanes’ Frogs 1028a = T 56a Radt

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M = reading of the whole MS tradition
m = reading of part of the MS tradition
P = reading on a papyrus

ἐν τοῖς φερομένοις Αἰσχύλου Πέρσαις οὔτε Δαρείου θάνατος ἀπαγγέλλεται οὔτε χορὸς τὰς χεῖρας συγκρούσας λέγει “ἰαυοῖ”...Ἡρόδικος fr. IV 5 [p. 126 ff.] Düring. δέ φησι διττὰς γεγονέναι τὰς καθέσεις διττὰς γεγονέναι τὰς καθέσεις Dobree: διττοῦ γεγονέναι τοῦ θανάτου M, καὶ τὴν τραγωιδίαν ταύτην περιέχειν τὴν ἐν Πλαταιαῖς μάχην. δοκοῦσι δὲ οὗτοι οἱ Πέρσαι ὑπὸ τοῦ Αἰσχύλου δεδιδάχθαι ἐν Συρακούσαις, σπουδάσαντος Ἱέρωνος, ὥς φησιν Ἐρατοσθένης fr. 109 Strecker. ἐν γ΄ Περὶ κωμωιδιῶν.

In the version of the Persians of Aeschylus that has been transmitted, the death of Dareius is not announced, nor does the chorus clap its hands and say ‘iauoi’... But Herodicus says that there were two versions (of the Persians) and that the one that is at issue here included the battle of Plataea. This version of the Persians seems to have been produced by Aeschylus in Syracuse, at the behest of Hieron, as Eratosthenes says in the third book of his On Comedies.

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