Homerica; Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey

Homerica; Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...such as irutiv is here, would hardly stand first in a genuine Homeric sentence; its regular position is last, e.g. A 8 (wtr/Kt pdxto-Oai, &c. Would it not then be better here to give each verb its infinitive and leave no anomaly? The change is mainly one of punctuation. Only a slight verbal alteration would be necessary: --crrivro 8c Suj/awv jritciv, oio" tttv IXtaOac 'He was eager in his thirst to drink, but was not able to reach the water.' The clause Cttcvto 8t hviaiav trutiv exactly reproduces the construction of E 832 crrivr dyopcvw The only possible objection of any weight or importance would be that Ttiuiv should be the future, and certainly usage, as may be seen above, is in favour of that tense. At the same time the aoristic sense of mUi- does not seem altogether out of place here, 'to get just one drink.' Those who believe the the true reading here, but the following is at least physiologically correct and scarcely out of court palaeographically: --xard 8' iSptu? tpptev Ik /xeXeuv, axpov 8' k Kparos opdipct. Otherwise we must in sheer desperation regard Ik Kparos as a wild corruption of something totally different, an adjective Oaatjktos, airXTrros or adverbial phrase irtpt T ap.pi r, apf ovaa or the like, a view I do not recommend. X 613 p-l TCxyrjo-ap.tvos f"/8' aXXo Ti rfxyr/o-axTO os Kcivov TtXa/ilava. iy lyKarOtro TtxygFor the interpretation of 1. 613 v. Note on 8 684 ad fin. Here I may remark that the usual defence for the repetition of the negative in 8 684, the agitation and excitement of the speaker, cannot be urged. Furthermore the idea that TxyrKrdp.cvos here = ' the designer6 Tcxyo-d.p.wos in later Greek, is incompatible with the existence of 1. 614, which happens to mean the very same thing, and it is also...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • English
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  • 1236504674
  • 9781236504678