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By Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra

This second publication of a statement compiled through a global workforce of students comprises an creation 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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AioAou (cod d. ): the metrical problems are got rid of if we keep on with Pa yne Knight and others (cf. Ameis-Hentze, Anhang, ii eighty one) in assuming that the poet meant Alo/.. oo; c( Chantraine, Grammaire, i 46-8; L. R. Palmer, in significant other, ninety five, H. Geiss, ! JgrE s. v. ; van der Valk, Textual feedback, sixty six, disagrees. 37• = viii 328; xiii 167 and so on. 38. 40-4 extend on ,P! Aos Kai TtfJ-WS'. in every single place he is going Odysseus enjoys T! fJ-~ and hospitality (cf. 14), as is proven by way of his beneficiant percentage of booty from Troy and his selection of beneficial offers indicating the dignity during which he's held by means of his hosts. 4•· Zcnodotus' analyzing EKT£AiovT£S' is inaccurate; see Chantraine, Grammaire, ii 168. forty two. auv ... EXOYTE§: tmesis. forty three• XQPLto! 'EYO§ ~IAOTTJn: 'showing kindness for friendship's sake'; cf. j. Latacz, op. cit. (ix 5-11 n. ), 112-13. forty six. YlKTJC7EY (absol. ): 'prevailed'. so-3. the choice dealing with Odysscus the following (fJ-EpfJ-~pt~a, ~£ ... ~) is considerably varied from the Iliadic deliberation scenes providing a moral selection among possible choices. the following the delineation ofOdysscus' innovations serves as an alternative to demonstrate his determined plight, and his temper; the unravel to endure patiently the weight imposed on him (£TA7Jv fifty three) characterizes the hero, whose notable caliber of TATJfJ-DavvTJ is more and more manifested in the course of those adventures; he's with a purpose to turning into TroAvTAas; c( ix 299-305 n. It can't quite be stated (but cf. von der Miihll, Odyssee, 721) that the traces replicate badly at the personality of Odysseus; okay. Riiter, Odysseeinterpretationen, 86. :w-5· forty five COMMENTARY 5•· trEawv ... EvL: the following 'throw myself in'. On decide. a:rror/>9{/L"'V see Chantraine, Grammaire, i 381. 54-5. The published winds go back to their raiL{"! > and take the fleet with them again to the island which has meanwhile moved: within the following six days' commute Odysseus reaches the Laestrygonian land, and from there strikes directly to Circe's island, which lies within the severe east (cf. 80-I32 n. ). 56-8. =ix 85-7. Wilamowitz, Untersuchungen, I27, drew realization to the truth that those traces are much less appropriate the following than in ix. His suspicions have been proven through P 31. it isn't yes, even if, that the only line provided there's in truth the proper examining (Wilamowitz, Heimkehr, 2; G. Jachmann, NAWG (I949) 7, 209-10; D. del Corno, 'I papiri deii'Odissea anteriori al I50 a. C. ', RIL ninety five (I96I), 39); cf. von der Miihll, Odyssee, 721. 59-76. The narrative concentrates at the distinction with the 1st stopover at to Aeolus. The gods' favorite, who had prior got Odysseus and set him on his manner with each honour, now dismisses him with a curse. Aeolus acknowledges the wrath of heaven at the back of the crew's stupidity and its disastrous outcomes, and may haven't any touch with those that incur that wrath (75). This double episode is perhaps an addition of the poet's to his conventional fabric. 59-6o. in this social gathering Odysseus takes merely partners with him (o1Hf'o/Lat: 'take as a companion') whilst calling on Aeolus. The scene is in a different way unchanged from I three ff.

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