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By Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra

This 2d ebook of a observation compiled by means of a world workforce of students contains an advent discussing prior examine at the Odyssey, its relation to the Iliad, the epic dialect, and the transmission of the textual content.

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Odysseus is doomed to spend seven years at the island of Calypso; and but Tiresias speaks of the suitors, who in response to ii 89 and xix I fifty two start their wooing simply 3 to 4 years sooner than the hero returns domestic; and Anticleia (I84-7) speaks ofTelemachus as a tender grownup who has already gained men's admire; cf. C. M. Bowra in spouse, 70. The poet nearly imperceptibly alters the time-scale relatively considerably, permitting the hero to record conversations the content material of which fairly in basic terms matches the interval instantly sooner than he lands in Phaeacia, with a purpose to organize the reader for the occasions of xiii-xxiv. it really is during this context that we needs to comprehend Anticleia's failure to say the suitors: I8I, referring again to I seventy eight, indicates that she knows them, yet Odysseus has already been warned by way of Tiresias; cf. Erbse, Beitriige, 27, (with bibliography). 182-3. =xiii 337-8. oL! upnl (cf. iii 95): the following predic. , 'full of misery'. •14--'7· those strains provide the reply to I 75-6. not anyone as but has usurped the throne. this can be after all as a lot of a caution as a reassurance; however it is a convenience to Odysseus to grasp that his son has using his father's possessions (Odysseus' rEp. £vos is pointed out back at xvii 299; cf. the rEp. £vos of Alcinous, vi 293) and offers banquets based on his prestige as a 8tKa0"7To,\os dvr}p. The implication is that Telemachus is accomplishing the tasks of his royal father, and that he's a welcome visitor within the houses of others. 184. EKT)Xos: cf. ii three I I. •85-6. 8nLTns €tans 8nlvuTnL: cf. iii 6 and vii ninety eight. 8LKtunroAov (only right here and /l. i 238): 'law-giving' (cf. Il. i 238 and ii 205-6); cf. Bechtel, Lexilogus, I92, Chantraine, Dictionnaire s. v. 8{K'Y/· O. XquvELv: cf. i 374· 187. KnX£ouaL: 'they invite him' (to foodstuff and to councils); cf. viii 53-5. 187-g6. Odysseus' enquiry after his father (I seventy four) has to be spoke back; however the strains additionally arrange for the outline in xxiv. For an analytical view see von der Miihll, Odyssee, 726; cf. Merkelbach, Untersuchungen, I87-8. 188-g. = xix three I8, xxiii ISo; cf. iii 349 n. EUVQl (predic. ) se. elaw, 'serve as a bed'. On Homeric beds seeS. Laser, Archaeologia P I-Is. •go. XELf-4Q (ace. ) f-4Ev (cf. vii I I8): distinction with I92. 191. On £i-rat and the MS variations cf. Ameis-Hentze, Anhang, ii 109, Chantraine, Grammaire, i 297, van dcr Valk, Textual feedback, a hundred; cf. £lp. a< in a similar hemistich, xix seventy two, xxiii I I five· 88 BOOK XI 177-213 192. o1TC:,pTJ: cf. -

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