A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey, Volume 2: Books IX-XVI by Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra

By Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra

This second ebook of a remark compiled by means of a world workforce of students contains an advent discussing past examine at the Odyssey, its relation to the Iliad, the epic dialect, and the transmission of the textual content.

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But since we would not expect a pf. here, it may be more prudent to adopt Doederlein's cj. ); cf. Aristarchus' reading 7T£TTaAaa8at (an inexplicable form); Chantraine, Grammaire, i 396. 334· -rous: the use of the article as a relative where the antecedent is itself an article (oi) is unusual; sec Chantraine, Grammaire, ii I67. , ii 345). , i 384. 336-43: cf. 23I-50. :_9) = 244-5; 343 ( = 310) = 250; 344 ( = 3 II) cf. 291. 338-g. There is one significant change from 238-9: on this occasion Polyphemus drives the male animals into the cave as well.

272; cf. 287. 3fi9-7o. With the specification of the g£111tall the theme of g£<111'1 (cf. 176, 229, 267-71, 356, 365) is brought here to a climax (cf. ). The cynicism with which Polyphemus apparently conforms to the demands of themis and at the same time shamefully ignores them confirms the picture of the Cyclopes given earlier ( 106-1 5) and justifies the blinding; this is not only necessary if Odysscus and his men are to escape, but also proper punishment for one who so outrageously offends against the most basic trul'aTov ('last') has never been satisfactorily exmoral precepts.

Bude, lxxi (1971), 333-51. 83. ciTap is to be preferred to a1hap; cf. Ruijgh, Element, 46. 84. vtwov (hapax) El8Qp: the relative clause explains AwTotf>ayot: not only are they-unlike others ·vegetarian, but they also restrict themselves to one plant in particular, the lotus; cf. J. M. Aitchinson, Glotta, xi (I g63), 273; B. v. v8wos, takes a slightly different view. ,. = x 56-s. a,. E8': from 7TaT€OfL«t; see Bechtel, Lexilogus, 273-4· 88-go. =x I00-2. Bg. On opt.

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