Rationes Rerum 19
Frinico, fr. 4 Snell – Kannicht: alcune considerazioni
Phrinichus’ fragment 4 Snell – Kannicht, transmitted by Hesychius (ε 195) and belonging to the tragedy The Danaids, is commonly interpreted as ἔγκαρπα. This is how it is printed in the first volume of the TrGF as well as in some of the most recent editions of Phrynichus. This article carries out a careful analysis of the entry as transmitted by Hesychius’ codex unicus (Marc. Gr. Z. 622) and an investigation of ancient lexica’s modalities of quotation and comment. It argues that the tragic fragment passed down by Hesychius is ἔγκαρτα – the lemma of the lexicon’s entry – and not ἔγκαρπα, which turns out to be an interpretamentum of the commented-upon passage. Some attempts to contextualize the fragment conclude the article.