A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey, Volume II: Books IX-XVI by Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra

By Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra

This moment quantity of a tremendous three-volume observation compiled through a global workforce of students comprises distinct discussions of diction within the Odyssey and the culture of epic diction generally.

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WaQ 1TQpE~: 'I thrust it in at the side'. 48g. = x I 29. There is no reason to doubt the authenticity of the line, as do van Lceuwen and von der Miihll. We would expect an in fin. after £K£Awaa (cf.

Van_ der Valk, Textual Criticism, 68; Stanford ad loc. is unconvincing; Ruijgh, Eliment, 46. 362. vas, lit. 'the wine stole around the Cyclops and in particular his senses'; cf. xvii 261, ll. x I 39; S. Laser, Hermes, lxxxvi (1958), 395-7· :J64-'7· Odysseus gives his name as OJn>, 'No one' (ov n>) and thus happens on a means to trick the Cyclops (414). The invention of this name (the folk-tale generally has 'Myself or 'Myself-I-did-it') is explained by the subsequent course of events, especially the scene 399-412; cf.

O{Tj iv 6g2). Chantraine, Grammaire, 464, takes a different and more correct view, but does not exclude the possibility of interpolation. , cf. £otKa): 'compare to'. On the construction see Ruijgh, T£ epique, 558: *UaKOfL£V TOO"O"OV dvat oaao> 8' iaTO<; lanv. EELKOaopoLo: 'twenty-oared' with root *lp£- in the second element; cf. lp£-TTj> (Myc. e-re-taferetas; e-re-eferehen, 'to row' PY An 724. ; cf. v. £p£T7j>. 323• Aai:TI'a, se. aO"Tj>: cf. v I74, ix 260. 325· On the construction see Ruijgh, T£ epique, 558: *KOfLfLa oaov T' opyvtav.

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