When is it Reasonable to Pray to the Gods (Eur. Alcestis 218)

This brief note defends the manuscript reading δῆλα against δεινά conjectured by J. Diggle in Eur. Alcestis 218. Deeming the transmitted δῆλα “inconsequential”, he confidently prints the rather ubiquitous δεινά in its place. Although the corruption proposed by Diggle is palaeographically easy, it does not contribute to the better sense of the whole passage.

Kostyleva T.V._When is it Reasonable to Pray to the Gods (Eur. Alcestis 218)