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By Joseph. Manuel Fernandez-Galiano. Alfred Heubeck Russo

ISBN-10: 0198149530

ISBN-13: 9780198149538

This is often the 3rd and ultimate quantity of a presentation in English of a remark on Homer's Odyssey compiled via a world crew of students and released in Italian less than the auspices of Fondazione Lorenzo Valla. during this quantity each one part of statement is preceded by way of introductions facing the books in query. For this English model the creation and remark were completely revised and tailored to the textual content of T.W. Allen within the Oxford Classical Texts series.

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Vii 42 for a variant with a disguising mist), which underscores their closeness and the fact that the son, in the course of the story, is growing increasingly like his father. A different enhancem ent formula is used for Penelope at xviii 192. 66. β υ σ σ ο δ ό μ ε υ ο ν : a m ost interesting w ord, used seven times in the Odyssey (cf. below 465, 491; also iv 676, viii 273, ix 316, xx 184), never in the Iliad, and in Hesiod only at Scut. 30. T h e meaning, ‘to m editate secretly5, is derived b y com bining the etym ological sense, ‘to build in the deep5, with the idea o f m ental space, here specified by φρ€σi but norm ally not verbally expressed.

1371b), has elim inated an original H om eric és τόν. I believe this is so (with one correction: Aristotle quotes not the line but ju st the proverbial phrase ώς ai ei τόν όμοΐον, the first hemistich). T h a t a blatant Atticism has crept into our text is further suggested by Callim achus fr. 178 Pfeiffer, 9 -10 (cited by von der M ü h ll and Stanford as fr. 8): άλλ3αίνος "Ομηρικός;, aièv όμοΐον \ ώς θΐός, ού ψευδής, ές τόν όμοΐον άγει. T his final piece of evidence is sufficient, in m y judgem ent, to warrant the unusual step of restoring e?

T h e nouns favoured for the Odyssey are ό ξξίνος, ή νήσος, τά μή λα , ό μόχλος, and τό τόξον. Y e t if we count the actual uses with the article contrasted with those without it, we find m uch less distinct a predilection than the w ording of M onro and Chantraine w ould lead us to believe, with the sole exception of ό ξ^ΐνος. Singular forms o f vjjoos show the article 6 o f 56 times, o f τόξον 2 o f 50, of μόχλος 3 of 7. ) μήλα is preceded b y τά in 4 o f its 34 occurrences, while μήλω ν has no article in 10 appearances.

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