The Iliad of Homer Volume . 1-6

The Iliad of Homer Volume . 1-6

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...in Codex Venetus places it in Molossis in Epirus. Here was the most venerable oracle of the Hellenic race. Zeus disclosed his will in the rustling of the holy oak and the murmur of the waters of a cold sacred stream at its foot 8urxci (lepov: 'wintry.' 751. Translate: 'and who cropped their fields (tpya) about the lovely Titaresios.' 752. irpotti irpoiriail: accent inconsistent with its formation as if from a pres. Ttpo-Uu). 754. Ka8virep8-v: 'down from above.' This verse describes, in a poetical way, how the clear waters of the mountain stream (Titaresios) refuse to mix with the muddy river of the plain (Peneios). 755. This verse assigns the reason for the refusal of the waters of the Titaresios to unite with those of the Peneios. The former is a 'branch' (airopp& ) of the Styx, connected in some mysterious subterranean way with it, and the water of this dreadful river, it is taken for granted, unites "with no other water. Notice the slow movement of the first hemistich, suited to the solemn words Spxov ykp Semv. 758. Ilpofloos Boos: observe the paronomasia. 759. This verse marks the conclusion of the catalogue of the Greeks. Now, before enumerating the Trojans, a moment is taken to answer the questions: ' who was the bravest chief?' 'which were the fleetest horses?' 761. Tcs T' dp: see on A 8 6 dpurros: see on A 69 fweire: see on v. 484 iovro: for sense in which the word is used, see on A 1. 762. airuv 8' linrwv: 'of the men themselves and of their horses, ' both words in apposition with rar, v. 762. 763. mroi fkv fkf &pirrai: the best way to manage the fem. gender in this passage is to translate: 'the mares of Admetos were by far the best.' Admetos was the son of Pheres, i)pi)ri6.irts. Mares were preferred in ancient...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236646886
  • 9781236646880