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By Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra

This 2d ebook of a observation compiled through a world workforce of students comprises 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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It is significant that Odysseus escapes the man-eating monster by using the very invention which secured the future of primitive man (Burkert, op. , 285). The sword, of which Odysseus still thought at 300-I and which could equally have served the same purpose, is now forgotten: Odysseus can find a way out of the most difficult situation; cf. Glenn, op. cit. ), I64-6. 330. ) see Chantraine, Grammaire, ii I I3. , 'high') see Ameis-Hentze, Anhang, i II3. 331-5. Only now are we told how exactly the stake will be used.

Reinhardt, 'Abenteuer', 78-85; R. Dion, Les Anthropophagues de l'Odyssee (Paris, I969). There is no need to consider here the analytical approaches to the story; cf. Schwartz, Odyssee, 28-38; Focke, Odyssee, I64-81; Merkelbach, Untersuchungen, 212-I5. Nor need we consider attempts, begun in classical times, to place the land of the Cyclopes on a map, except to note that Th. (vi 2) knew of an old tradition that the Cyclopes had lived in Sicily, that the localization became widely established (cf.

Amcis-Hcntzc, Anhang, iii 64) are hardly convincing. M. D. (Ant. xvii ( 1967), 96, is ingenious, but surely incorrect nevertheless. The late epic form via is acceptable (van der Valk, Textual Criticism, 137); Hoekstra, Modifications, 57, Sees in via fLiV fLOL the modification of a prototype *vafa Oi fOL KaTifagL 291. aT[ 'limb from limb'); cf. F. Bader, BSL lxv (1970), 85-136; E. Risch, MH xxix (1972), 69. The mutilation (TafLwv explanatory) is to prepare the bodies for o6p1rov (cf. ). 295. ) from Odysseus, who is never short of ideas (1roAvfL~xavos).

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