chapter  15
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THE DISORDERLY WASPS AND AN 18×2 TETRAMETER MODULE

In his 1964 Penguin translation of Wasps, David Barrett notes: ‘I have followed Zielinski and other editors in reversing the respective positions of this chorus (lines 1450-1473) and the “second parabasis” (lines 1265-1291).’ Victor Coulon’s edition of Wasps reads: ‘1265-1291 et 1450-1473 inter se commut. Müller-Strübing, Textor, Zielinski’. And in 1909, a Belgian scholar wrote: ‘Il est de la dernière evidence que l’ordre des deux morceaux a été interverti’ (Alphonse Willems, Aristophane (Paris-Bruxelles 1919), I, p. 509, n. 1).