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

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By Adrian Kelly

This e-book goals to supply the reader of Homer with the conventional wisdom and fluency in Homeric poetry which an unique historical viewers may have dropped at a functionality of this kind of narrative. as a consequence, Adrian Kelly provides the textual content of Iliad VIII subsequent to an equipment bearing on the conventional devices being hired, and provides a quick description in their semantic effect. He describes the referential curve of the narrative in a continual remark, tabulates all of the conventional devices in a separate lexicon of Homeric constitution, and examines severe judgements about the textual content in a dialogue which employs the referential process as a serious criterion. small appendices take care of speech creation formulae, and with the conventional functionality of the following and Athene in early Greek epic poetry.

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4 This is further underlined by the fact that Zeus is also the Wrst speaker in the assembly (4), leading to the justiWed expectation that his speech will dominate the scene as a whole, and therefore the course of action the gods are going to take at this juncture. Nor is Zeus unaware that his authority is at stake. Apart of course from a threatening tone, the poet constantly allots him expressions which attempt, with varying success, to underline his power: the ‘whomever apart j I see’ threat (10)5 uses particularly shocking ramiWcations to make its point, and is (at least apparently) immediately eVective; the ‘not according to kosmos’ prediction (12)6 makes it clear that the disobedient god will cease to be a member of the Olympian community; the ‘how far j I am’ comparison (17)7 1 1.

Aitios; ‘pained though he was’ 64: H. reluctant but will counteract ‘did not disobey’ 54: success envisaged ‘smerdalea shouting’ 156: response required; ‘and he took a stone in hand’ 156a: inconclusive combat ends in rescue; stone weapon 157 (321–8): H. ’s weakness ‘always killing’ 165: divine intervention to come Rallying point (<32) (343–5): resolution of flight-phase (252–319) ‘many j were slain’ 166: divine intervention to come ‘kept back staying’ 167: divine intervention to come Ares simile 114: H.

S dominance, Here to be involved Ares simile 114: H. 540 & 15. ’ 122: successful transition to offensive; ‘in beauty marvellous’ 123: negative quality in context ‘where? / whither? (II)’ 124: Greek reaction Hospitality reminder 87 (231–2): Greek obligation to Ag. ‘Zeus father’ 125 (236–41): frustration; limitation of understanding Prayer 126 (242–4): successful (if traditional); ‘fulfil for me this wish’ 127: vital carmini toti Response (<126): immediate Greek counteraction Bird omen 128 (247–50): immediate Greek reaction; favour from (and link with) Zeus Resolution of flight-phase (<32 [78–216 (251)]) Flight-phase 32 (252–319 [335]): Trojan retreat, wait for resolution; ‘more did they leap j and remember their battle-lust’ 129: link with 128; ‘no one j before’ 130: great importance for D.

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