By Joseph. Manuel Fernandez-Galiano. Alfred Heubeck Russo

ISBN-10: 0198149530

ISBN-13: 9780198149538

This is often the 3rd and ultimate quantity of a presentation in English of a remark on Homer's Odyssey compiled by means of a world crew of students and released in Italian below the auspices of Fondazione Lorenzo Valla. during this quantity each one component of observation is preceded through introductions facing the books in query. For this English model the creation and remark were completely revised and tailored to the textual content of T.W. Allen within the Oxford Classical Texts series.

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T h e locus classicus for G reek epic is O dysseus’ speech to Alcinous, ix 2 -1 1 , where this scene is presented not m erely from the poet’s external and objective point o f view, but is com m ented upon appreciatively from the inside by one of the characters. O dysseus calls such a scene the most satisfying (χαριέστερον) and most beautiful (κάλλιστον) thing he knows of. A good exam ple 32 B O O K X VI I 267-287 outside of classical epic is the brilliant scene of the feast in Heorot in Beowulf, n 6 ff.

Neither w ing nor feather but a broader m eaning that encom passes both and is not easily translated. I w ou ld render πτερό εις, then, as ‘ flying easily’ or ‘equipped to fly’, applicable to both w ords and arrows and suggesting swift motion. ) H o w then should w e understand άπτερος? A n y idea that the μύθος ju st spoken does not fly easily to its goal is refuted b y the context: Penelope and E urycleia clearly receive the m essage, and proceed to obey it. W e m ust choose, finally, to accept the first m eaning, ‘swift’, with intensive alpha.

E. neither w ing nor feather but a broader m eaning that encom passes both and is not easily translated. I w ou ld render πτερό εις, then, as ‘ flying easily’ or ‘equipped to fly’, applicable to both w ords and arrows and suggesting swift motion. ) H o w then should w e understand άπτερος? A n y idea that the μύθος ju st spoken does not fly easily to its goal is refuted b y the context: Penelope and E urycleia clearly receive the m essage, and proceed to obey it. W e m ust choose, finally, to accept the first m eaning, ‘swift’, with intensive alpha.

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