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By Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra

ISBN-10: 0198721447

ISBN-13: 9780198721444

This second publication of a remark compiled by way of a global workforce of students contains an creation discussing past study at the Odyssey, its relation to the Iliad, the epic dialect, and the transmission of the textual content.

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Odysscus emphasizes his own strength (dvaAK,aos-: cf. 463) and the moral justification of his actions (-rta•s-): he feels himself to be the agent of the vengeance ofZeus ~£{vws-, in whose name he had requested hospitality ( 269-271); his action is the answer to Polyphcmus' impious words (273-7). 476. Lat has no fut. infin. and so the prcs. is used instead of the fut. L£AA£s- (cf. 477 KLX~aw8at); Chantrainc, Grammazre, ii 309. 476· On the form of a1T~i· sec Wcrner, H u. £1 vor Vokal, 36-40. 477· The KaKa £pya have found out their perpetrator; their consequences have fallen upon him.

252-5. Polyphemus uses the same words as Nestor to Telemachus (iii 71-4), although Nestor first justifies his questions (iii 69-70): now (vtiv 8~) that his guests have enjoyed his hospitality he has a right to learn their identity. Polyphemus demands immediately to know who the strangers are, which does not bode well: he is obviously ignorant of the laws of hospitality. On the parallels and contrast between the a~£1VO<; Polyphemus and the Phaeacians, the ~Ao~Hvot par excellence, see Besslich, Schweigen, 33-6, 69.

On the trick itself see E. Heitsch, Die Entdeckung der Homonymie, Abh. Ak. Mainz, xi (1972), 8 f. n. 3; N. Austin, 'Name Magic in the Odyssey', CSCA v (1972), I-Ig, esp. 13-15. The name given is not, as K. Ziegler, Gymnasium, xlix ( 1962), 396-7, supposes, a disguised form ofOdysseus' real name. 366. On ace. OJnv see Leumann, Worter, 48. 368. = 272; cf. 287. 3fi9-7o. With the specification of the g£111tall the theme of g£<111'1 (cf. 176, 229, 267-71, 356, 365) is brought here to a climax (cf.

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