This second volume of a massive three-volume commentary compiled by an international team of scholars includes special discussions of diction in the odyssey and the tradition of epic diction in general.
An associated benefit of textual criticism discussed above is that it enables us to learn more about homer's style, language, and poetic (including metrical) usage in addition, nagy adduces the concept of “hyperbolic allness,” found in such passages as iliad v 52 and odyssey xviii 85, as support for the “vulgate” reading.
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Homer's odyssey resources good site, with brief outlines of each book, and links to pics, maps, text in greek and several translations online, and other neat links ( eg to joyce, kafka) pics of odysseus and the cyclops: odysseus escaping under the ram on a vase and another vase four blinding pics (scroll down. Amazoncom: 001: a commentary on homer's odyssey: volume i: introduction and books i-viii (9780198147473): alfred heubeck, stephanie west, j b hainsworth: books. In the picture which has been purchased for the national gallery, mr waterhouse has selected for illustration the well-known passage in the twelfth book of the ' odyssey' of homer, in which the poet has described the passage of the wanderer's vessel through the strait of messina, with scylla on the one side and charybdis.