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Those essays signify the complete diversity of Dodds' literary and philosophical pursuits, and his skill to mix profound scholarship with the lucid humanity of a instructor confident of the price of Greek experiences to the trendy global.

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There remains, however, a good deal which cannot be so lightly dismissed. In particular, Schmid's investigations into the build of the iambic trimeters, since supplemented by the work ofDenniston,4 Yorke,s and others, prove that in a number of respects the P. V. shows a closer approximation to Sophoclean technique than any other play of Aeschylus, representing in several cases a more advanced development of tendencies which are observable in the Oresteia. Again, the P. V. has certain common words which Aeschylus elsewhere avoids but the other tragedians do not-notably Atav, ol6~ TE, KalTot, and the interjection ~'pE.

1357 and Cho. 881. Q. s. 3 (1953), 19 f. Jacoby has objected (Frag. gr. Hist. Ill b Suppl. ii, p. a~-tTTPot, 'mud'. I am not sure on what this judgement is based. If it means that Aeschylus could not entertain an undemocratic sentiment, it begs the question under discussion. If it means that in 458 he could not risk expressing an unpopular opinion, I should reply that in the Persae he had taken at least as grave a risk : in 4 72, when Themistocles, if not already ostracized, had certainly fallen from popular favour, it was surely an act of moral courage to recall so frankly his services to Greece.

That would leave us with only two Prometheus tragedies, the Vinctus and the Lyomenos, which has generally been thought impossible, since we do not hear of Aeschylus or anybody else presenting 'dilogies'. l But Robertson's hypothesis suggests another possible explanation: the reason why we hear so little of the two remaining plays of the tetralogy may be simply that Aeschylus died before he had written them. 4 As it was, 1 Frag. 208 Nauck, cf. Cho. 582. [I agree with Fraenkel and Snell that P. Oxy.

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