By Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra

This moment quantity of a major three-volume statement compiled via a global staff of students contains exact discussions of diction within the Odyssey and the culture of epic diction regularly.

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Beil, 'Ai8ws bei Homer', Der Altsprachliche Unterricht, V I (I 96 I), 5I-64. 271. 1'' ... o-rr')5Ei: 'he is with them as protector'. As Eivws and 'IK£uws Zeus is responsible for the safety of ~

Th~ circumstantial d~tails a~ worth closer examination: a benign deity guides them through the pitch-black night, without however revealing himself ('h~ did not show himself, so that a glimpse of him could~ seen'); for a thick fog (ci~p) em·doped the ships. The moon did not light up the scene (TTpo4Kttvw is used absolutely here) np&: to~ preferred to Trapci, despite because it was covered by cloud. \·an der Valk, TtxlutJI Crilirism, 117- 18, 176. 146. , 'com~ asho~'). 149- ICCAcnicrncn ••. , almost equivalent to dat.

IA-\n). Kcl8 8E K': the transmitted text is sound, cf. Ruijgh, TE epique, 702-3. 459-6o. 8 ... v. -\wc/>aw. oun8Qvoc;: cf. Il. i 293, xi 390; cpd. with suffix -avos- from old neut. *oiin8 (W. Schulze; Bechtel, Lexilogus, 263; Chantraine, Grammaire, i 28 I); effective word-play on Ovns-. 462. TJPQ,ov in the Iliad always preceded by negation, ov8' ~fJa,6v; result of wrong division of pre-Homeric *ov 8~ {Jm6v; Leumann, Wo·rter, so. 463: anacoluthic after fAfJovTes-. 464-6. The crew's wish, refused by Odysseus earlier (224-8), is now fulfilled.

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