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Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
volume VIII (1888-1891)

Van Cleef, F. L.
The pseudo-Gregorian drama Christus Patiens in its relation to the text of Euripides,   pp. 363-378 PDF (5.7 MB)


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                   The Pseudo-Gre gorin Drama Christus Patins.       .  
 6,5
             i: e late hal of -te        en asi
          theVlatter half of the play, preserv     gle MS. of the 14th century,
          there ~would seem to be good opportunity in this play for determining
the
          -value of the. citations-as found in the Xp. 11.-for the text of
the -Bacchaw.
            It must first -be remarked that, as, the sbetof the cento did
not
          often all-ow- its, author to quote directly without change from
his chosen
          model, we ex-pect, to -find many variations from Euripides occasioned
by
          this-fact, ,and do not expect to find, man lines to be taken verbati,
          Bearinw this in. mind-three classes of, citations as made by theL'author
of
          the Xp. IH. may be distinguished.
iJk
   ',     the lthese verse in whic   oney orsrve moresil worS. havbhee nhcessariy
              '     a
     c: hanede to bring into harmony wporuith the theme they ho eathenconepionsh
          of Euripides. This class also ~includes allithose verses in which
by
          reason of the context some chainge has been made. The verses x
 in this
          -class must necessarily, constitute, the great majority of all
the verses
          quoted and we, add here the list that it ma  be of service to any
who
          may desire to investigate the question further.'
             I Xp. 11.e1573       29=1553               60   2519
             2= 1545 (ha)e30 to        1555             61 = 2520
             .4 =1546, 1533, 1535 sq., 31 =1552 ()69 = 1608
                   1543, 1758 sq., 40 =1568             71 = 1607
                   2395,2405,25742 47 =1574, 1564-      72 sq. = 1139
             7=1582               48 = 1565             73 sq. =1140
             10  1585              50 = 1575             75 sqq. r1141
             11 = 1586             51 =1576              80 sqq. =1142, 1144
             21 = 1563'            52 = 15779,1536, 1543120 = 1599
             26 = 1547    .        53 = 1512, 2374      179 =1149
             27  1550              54 = 1536,1543       180 = 1150
             28   1551             58 = 1606,1124       181 = 1152
             e first and only complete list of quoted verses that exists
is to be
           found in the preface of Brambs' edition in the Teubner series,
p. 8 sqq.
           The list of verses quoted from the Bacch0 (p.1 5 sqq.) is almost
complete.
           I have added but tw8 further citations. In a considerable number
of in-
           stances the parallelism as there referred to is so very remote
as to be of
           no value for our. investigation, and to leave% great doubt in
the mind if
           the verse is really modeled after that of Euripides.
              When more than one verse of the Xp1 11. is cited as a parallel
of a
            verse from the Bacchae, the one that stands frst is the real
corres-
            .ponding verse, the others may be, neglected,, as corresponding
only
            vaguely with the given line.
              The proposal to read here the future participles topav'dxit
xai xara-
            'drfoun   from the evidence of the Xp. 1e . is neither consonant
with the
            context, norsdemanded by the Xp. IT. For it is not true that
the tense
            has never been changed in the Xpc 11. Such a change occurs in
            280 = 571; 1120 = 2564; 1128 =hr r1162; 1237 = 163; 713 = 2218;
213 = 1561;
            777 =2245; 955 =1506; 1077=-2254; 1223 =2202.


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