A Commentary on Homer’s Odyssey: Volume III: Books XVII-XXIV by Joseph. Manuel Fernandez-Galiano. Alfred Heubeck Russo

By Joseph. Manuel Fernandez-Galiano. Alfred Heubeck Russo

This can be the 3rd and ultimate quantity of a presentation in English of a statement on Homer's Odyssey compiled by means of a world workforce of students and released in Italian lower than the auspices of Fondazione Lorenzo Valla. during this quantity every one component of observation is preceded through introductions facing the books in query. For this English model the advent and observation were completely revised and tailored to the textual content of T.W. Allen within the Oxford Classical Texts series.

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I 11. 25. 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?

A likely answer to either question w ould help answer the other. M a n y have thought that since Penelope and Eurycleia, when addressed in these passages, make no answer and proceed to carry out T elem achus’ or E um aeus’ orders, the phrase m ust prepare for this action and m ean ‘she m ade no response (but did as she was told)’ . O n this reading the μύθος belongs to the w om an addressed and

T h e M S S divide betw een φλίφεται, an old A eolic form, and the better-known θλίφεται. I suspect, following van der V alk, Textual Cütiäsm, 101, and Shipp, Studies, 344, that the more com m on form has driven out the rare and authentic one, probably a change m ade b y Zenodotus (so von der M ü h ll, apparatus, and L udw ich, A H T 1619). In support of φλίφεται I note that it is the form recorded in A pollonius the Sophist’ s Lexicon Homencum, and that it adds m ore alliterative force to M elanthius’ abusive outburst.

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