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Alternate Beginnings for the Illiad

Postby Dean » Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:50 am

I thought these were rather interesting:

[face=SPIonic]Mou/saj a0ei/dw kai\ 0Apo/llwna kluto/tocon[/face]


The second is:

[face=SPIonic]e0/spete nu=n moi, Mou=sai, 0Olu/mpia dw/mat' e0/ousai,[/face]
[face=SPIonic]o9/ppoj dh\ mh=nij te xo/laj q' e9/le Phlei/wna[/face]
[face=SPIonic]Lhtou=j t' a0glao\n ui9o/n. o0 ga\r basilh=i xolwqei\j[/face]

Anyone have any ideas?

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Postby Emma_85 » Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:46 pm

where'd you get those from?
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Where did I find these?

Postby Dean » Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:16 am

Glad you asked! These two quotations on alternate beginnings for the Illiad came from the web. They were in a site about the oral reading of the Illiad. I really didn't need to hear them reading the verse as I can do that fairly well myself with practice. But the alternate beginnings were interesting. Also the first one is from Apelliconis and the second from Aristarchus. I have heard of Aristarchus but not Apelliconis. Don't know anything about them either.

Once I find the site again I will post the URL

Thanks!

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Postby psilord » Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:51 am

I happen to have the alternate beginnings as well. In my Loeb *second edition* of Homer's Illiad book 1-12. Pages 12 and 13. They occur as footnotes.
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Alternate Beginnings for the Illiad Again

Postby Dean » Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:38 am

It is very very possible that if there was a Homer or at least someone who collected parts of the Illiad and the Oddysey and pieced them together as a whole work that there may be other beginnings that have been lost. From what I make of these I don't think they are as good as what we have

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