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

By Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra

ISBN-10: 0198721447

ISBN-13: 9780198721444

This 2d publication of a remark compiled through a global staff of students contains an creation 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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The monster, who passes his savage life cut off from society and is impervious to any sense of obligations towards others, is capable of feelings and friendship, but they are directed only towards an animal; indeed he has more in common with his flock than with his fellow giants. The poet delicately balances the reader's feelings of revulsion towards the Cyclops with the pity aroused by these lines. 450, I'QKpci. c;: used in the Iliadformulaically (cf. Od. xi 539) to describe heroes proudly striding out.

1501- =xii 6-8. •so= 547, -xv 499. //. , /1. i 47i· (ciTTo-)fJpt{w (etym. unknown): 'faJI asleep'. •Sf. OxO&O: cf. iii 42 n. //. v. A. Fick, followed by F. lkchtel, prefers the spelling -~eo{ous; Risch, W orlbildung 2 , 19B. i11ov. •P. olycaWcas &oA,xcuiAous: an alyav/"1 is a particular kind of spear used in hunting; ia range and effectiveness arr- increao;ed by use of a sling (ayKuA'l) held by one finger or two. -G. , pis. 25-32); on the linguistic aspects see Frisk, GEW, S. v. ,. 157• Thr- hunters divided thr-mselves (8&aKoa,Uw) into three groups; cf.

Wc/>aw. oun8Qvoc;: cf. Il. i 293, xi 390; cpd. with suffix -avos- from old neut. *oiin8 (W. Schulze; Bechtel, Lexilogus, 263; Chantraine, Grammaire, i 28 I); effective word-play on Ovns-. 462. TJPQ,ov in the Iliad always preceded by negation, ov8' ~fJa,6v; result of wrong division of pre-Homeric *ov 8~ {Jm6v; Leumann, Wo·rter, so. 463: anacoluthic after fAfJovTes-. 464-6. The crew's wish, refused by Odysseus earlier (224-8), is now fulfilled. The reason for stealing the animals is not entirely clear (cf.

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