The Classical Quarterly (New Series)

Research Article

Sophocles, Oedipvs Tyrannvs 876–877

A. S. Henrya1

a1 University of New England Armidale N.S.W.

I print the text as given in Pearson. I agree with Jebb and Sheppard that the strophe is sound, and therefore I would retain S0009838800008867_inline1 at 866–7. The problem now lies with the antistrophe, where with the manuscript reading at 877 we lack either or-to give proper responsion with 867.

The manuscript text can be vindicated if we detect that simplest of scribal errors, haplography. Thus for 876–7 I would read