The Classical Quarterly (New Series)

Research Article

Sophocles' Ajax: Collations of the Manuscripts G, R, and Q,

P. E. Easterlinga1

a1 Newnham College, Cambridge

Since the appearance in 1952 of Alexander Turyn's Studies in the Manuscript Tradition of the Tragedies of Sophocles it has been quite clear that editors must abandon the traditional stemma and with it much of their traditional thinking about the text. One of Turyn's most important contributions to Sophoclean studies has been his treatment of what he calls the vetustiores.