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By Alfred Heubeck, Stephanie West, J. B. Hainsworth

This 1st e-book of a statement compiled through a global staff of students comprises 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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I f aSr/oeiev is sound, it needs to come from an analogous verb because the particularly confusing pf. ptcp. aS^KOTts (xii 281 (see H eubeck’s n. ), II. x ninety eight, 312, 399, 471) and is most likely to be defined through connection with aSrjv as ‘become sated, disgusted w ith’. ar/Sijereitv turns out extra typical, although dijScuj, the denominative o f a^Sr/s, isn't another way attested until eventually Hesychius. Confusion most likely arose while the reduced in size Ionic shape ddioj changed dtjSeuj. See extra L fg rE s. v. aijSeaj, W ackernagel, ok l. Schr. , i 6 13-4. uir€p<^idXoiiaXi)V ‘running over the cup’, has stumbled on a few fresh supporters: see extra Frisk GEW, Chantraine, Dictionmire. one hundred thirty five. airoix<>|icvoto Ipoiro: a truly unattractive hiatus; Bentley’s conjecture am ixofxivoi ip io n o gets rid of this, and avoids overlook o f f in ep(r)oiro: yet cf. 405, iii seventy seven. 136 ff. Descriptions o f foodstuff are universal within the Odyssey, the emphasis lies at the info o f training, and hospitality instead of gastronom y is the keynote; the nutrients itself isn't considered as attention-grabbing. dialog one of the com pany after the meal presents a normal context for m any o f the tales instructed within the Odyssey, specifically Odysseus’ account o f his adventures (ix-xii); it foreshadows the later reputation o f the symposium as a literary style. See extra Arend, Scenen, sixty eight ff. , and on useful info G. Bruns, Archaeologia Q , forty five ff. 136-40. = iv 52-6, vii 172-6, xv 135-9 (and x 368-72, however the passage has to be a past due interpolation, being absent from a papyrus and lots of medieval M SS). This stereotyped description o f a meal is norm best friend a component within the welcome prolonged to a visitor; incredibly, in a unique context at xv one hundred thirty five ff. right here it merges into the outline o f the dinner party which used to be being ready whilst Athena-M entes arrived (109-12). * ®. T h e heroes o f the Iliad don't wash their palms earlier than nutrients, however the customized is basic within the Odyssey, and saw whether the diner has simply emerged from the bathtub (iv forty eight ff. , xvii 86 ff. ); this implies that it has, not less than partly, a spiritual value: see extra R . Ginouves, Balaneutike (Paris, 1962), 151-2. 138. irapa . . . Tpdirc£av: see above, 111 n. 139-40. T h e scholia on iv 55-6 be aware that Aristarchus looked those traces as suspect: etKorais S i vvv ra irfpl T-rjs Ta. fj. ias mxpa. KtiTa. i- ou yap iv r w irapa TrfXefxaxq) rrfv Adrfvaw iireioeXrfXvdao1. yap ovtoi [Telem achus and Pisistratus] little toddlers irepi TOV MeviXaov, ii; apxrjs S i irapa tw TrjXefxdx

ip(iv. 139 is inoffensive, although it duplicates 147, yet one hundred forty is unnecessary, if no longer certainly deceptive: it's acceptable the place a meal is produced at brief discover, yet Mentes has arrived simply because the banquet was once approximately to be)served, and it might be absurd to feed the customer on a com bination o f left-overs and freshly roasted meat.

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