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A Referential Commentary and Lexicon to Homer, Iliad VIII by Adrian Kelly

By Adrian Kelly

This publication goals to supply the reader of Homer with the conventional wisdom and fluency in Homeric poetry which an unique historic viewers might have delivered to a functionality of this sort of narrative. for this reason, Adrian Kelly offers the textual content of Iliad VIII subsequent to an equipment relating the normal devices being hired, and provides a quick description in their semantic influence. He describes the referential curve of the narrative in a continuing statement, tabulates the entire conventional devices in a separate lexicon of Homeric constitution, and examines severe judgements in regards to the textual content in a dialogue which employs the referential approach as a severe criterion. small appendices take care of speech creation formulae, and with the normal functionality of right here and Athene in early Greek epic poetry.

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LóŁçí, ŒÆŒa äb ÔæþåóóØ ìåäÝóŁçí. ’ 112: Here in serious cosmic error ‘well j we know’ 12: qualification; ‘not to be borne’ 13: qualification ‘who are perishing completing evil destruction’ 14: Here’s continuing rebellion ‘to her in reply spoke’ 148: dissatisfaction with addressee Third-person self-reference 10 (470–2): tested authority ‘you will see’ 196: Zeus’ power, it will happen; ‘if j you are willing’ 75: Here will be forced to see ‘not before j before’ 193 (473–4): Zeus’ control over the narrative ‘on that day, when’ 197: certainty of prediction ‘I do not care’ 198: Zeus failing to be properly careful Wrathful withdrawal 18 (478–81): putative detriment to Here and the Olympian community; Zeus unwise ‘I do not j care’ 198 (482–3): Zeus not sufficiently careful; ‘no j other j more’ 199: speaker and object’s detriment ‘to him not at all spoke’ 200: Here unable to concede, continued trouble Nightfall 201 (485–8): coming nocturnal episode Assembly 2 (489–542): next day’s attitude; summoner (<2) (489–91): H.

S confidence ‘straight eager’ 55: H. vincendus; ‘he cast’ 56: H. non moriturus ‘he missed’ 57 and ‘he missed’ (charioteer) 58 (119–21): coming focus on charioteer ‘he struck the chest beside the nipple’ 59: D. eventually impeded from attacking H. ‘fell from the chariot’ 60 and ‘and the horses recoiled’ 60a: chariot ‘digression’, D. ’s mind’ 61: counteraction to come ‘left j to lie’ 62 (125–6): H. loth to continue, body claimed; ‘him he left’ 63: H. aitios and continued advance; ‘pained though he was’ 64: H.

Commentary 45 tends to emphasize authority in contexts where the acknowledgement of that quality is paramount, as is the ‘come, then j try’ (18a)8 invitation and the ‘so j you know’ statement of purpose (18b);9 similarly, the third-person self-reference (22)10 occurs whenever the speaker feels particularly the need to assert or call upon his power. This is not, however, the only inference the audience will make about Zeus’ speech. For all their eVectiveness, ‘whomever apart j I see’ threats are employed by speakers whose motivation or intentions are not quite as well informed as they might wish, while the ‘come, then j try’ invitations usually propose an action that is impossible.

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