Fisher Roger S., Lewis A.-M. Agamemnon, Troy and the Pleiades. In: Revue belge de philologie et d'histoire , tome 62, fasc. 1, 1984. Antiquité — Oudheid. pp. 5-15.

τούτων θεοΐσι χρή πολϋμνηστον χάριν τίνείν, έηείπερ χάρπαγάς ύπερκόπους έττραξάμεσθα, και γυναικός οΰνεκα πάλιν διημάθυνεν Άργεΐον δάκος, 'ίππου νεοσσός, άσπιδηφόρος λεώς, πήδημ' οροϋσας άμφί Πλειάδων δύσιν · ύπερθορών δε πύργον ώμηστής λέων αδην ελειξεν αίματος τυραννικού.

Until the publication of E. Fraenkel's commentary on the Agamemnon, the phrase άμφί πλειάδων δύσιν (Ag., 826) was almost universally regarded as a chronological reference which provides a seasonal date for the fall of Troy ('). M. P. Nilsson, for example, interpreted the words of Aeschylus as a reference to the cosmical setting of the Pleiades at the beginning of November and thus offered a plausible if not obvious solution which is supported by Hesiod's statement that the Pleiades set at this time (Works and Davs, 383-387) (2). Other scholars, further-


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