The Phaeacian Episode of the Odyssey as Comprised in the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Books; With Introd. Notes, and Appendix

The Phaeacian Episode of the Odyssey as Comprised in the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Books; With Introd. Notes, and Appendix

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... to the rim. It was turned by the woman seated, and holding a handle fixed perpendicularly near the edge. Such a mill is still to be found among the islands of the Egean, and is" the same as the Scottish quern. Schliemann discovered at Troy numerous stones of lava, 13 in. long by 7 broad, which are reasonably conjectured to have been used as mill-stones; found also at l'Iycenae.--'&'1r.; 9 403, 563, A 367; on Z 12.--niXmru. mparev, " apple-hued grain " is probably wheat, as barley is called white, Xevxev. The scholiast compares Eai/91'), the epithet of Demeter. 106. If fipevu applies to the weavers as well as the spinners, then some foreign fashion, like the Egyptian, is intended; for the Greeks are habitually represented as moving up and down before the loom, ierbv Ewoixopevrp (A 31), as they wove, a posture necessitated by the upright loom then in use. Yet xani 6544a, 108, ' makes the description a general one, so that we are not to look for all the slaves in the peyapov (cf. 121, 6 61), where the mill-grinders would be incongruous indeed, and the loom-workers only less so. The mill-maids of v are located in the m'1)1';, and the websters belong to the women's apartments; I' 1%, 142, X 440. The spinners might properly' remain in the hall, 6 121-35, and answer to Z 307. They are closelylinked here with the former, because the two tasks are closely allied, and their joint product is the pride and boast of the people; Z 26-7, 49, 53, 58, 61, 64, 111. 306, 1, 10"/-11, 235, e 249, 392, 425, 441, 455, v 67,73,118. The simile then probably illustrates both words, arpwqmcw and iiyewal, rapid Gardens of Alcinous" have become the synonym for all that poet may...show more

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  • English
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