A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey, Volume 2: Books IX-XVI

A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey, Volume 2: Books IX-XVI

Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra

Language: English

Pages: 312

ISBN: 2:00238882

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This 2nd book of a commentary compiled by an international team of scholars includes an introduction discussing previous research on the Odyssey, its relation to the Iliad, the epic dialect, and the transmission of the text.

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219. Tapaol ('flat baskets for drying cheeses') are presumably the same as the rrA£KToi TaAapot of 24 7, into which the fresh soft cheeses are forced; cf. 0. Panagl, ,ZAnt. xxii (I 972), 78-9. Tupwv: for Tvp6c; cf. M ye. tu-ro 2 PY Un 7I8 etc. 221-3. €pxaTo: 'they were penned in'; the explanation of this and related forms is difficult and much disputed; cf. Leumann, Wiirter, 179-80, Chantraine, Dictionnaire s.v. £ipyw, Beekes, Laryngeals, 62-3, who suggests a root *sergh-. rrp6yovo1, /LETaaaat,

mention Dionysus (11. vi 132, 135, xiv 325, Od. xxiv 74; explained analytically by Marzullo, Problema, 93-5), and the only one to give the god's name in its Attic form; Erbse, Beitriige, 173. Myc. di-wo-nu-so-jofDiwon(n)usojo (gen.) is attested at Pylos. 326-7. The last trio consists of Maera (daughter of Proitus and Anteia), Clymene (wife of Phylacus and mother of lphiclus; cf. 288-91 n.), and Eriphyle (wife of the prophet Amphiaraus). Here too only the third character receives any attention:

= n. i 464-s, Od. iii 461-2. 366. After 365 the scene is rudely interrupted by the return ofOdysseus. The actual cooking and eating of the meat (cf. 11. i 466-8) are delayed. The cattle are roasted later, with terrible omens (395-6), and the men eat the food over the following week (397-8). ToTE: 'at that moment'. E~EO'O'UTO ... U1TVO§: 'sleep fled'. vT)8UJ.LO§ utrvos: as at 31 Ib ( = iv 793b; cf. n. ad loc.). 367. = x 407 (iv 779). 368. =X 156. 36g. The echo of vi 1 22 /.L£ .•• dJ.L4>~..\v8e

According to Bechtel his source was an Alexandrian grammarian. 34 See e.g. xv 2 33 n. 35 On o>./>.o and op/po in Lin. B (96pvos etc./kwetro- etc.), Arcado-Cypriot, and Aeolic see e.g. Lejeune, Phonetique, 142-3, 196-7, Ruijgh, Etudes, 69~71. The athematic infins. in -1-'

Elapo1rw-ns 'Eptvvs 3 e only just managed to survive and that neither was understood afterwards, with the result that the latter was changed). 39 Still, this poetry had not yet disappeared completely on the eve of the migrations and some of it survived them: after all Homer still has formulae such as l£pov ,...£vos -vvow. 40 Thus the ancient amplitudo remained a characteristic of epic poetry at a time when, after the scattered remnants of the old population had gained a stable foothold on the

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