Qimmik wrote:As best I could tell from the description on Amazon, the only thing that's new about the new edition is that it includes a lexicon of proper names compiled by Cunliffe but originally published separately. I didn't think that was worth springing for. There's an index nominum at the end of West's Iliad and the OCT Iliad and Odyssey.
The substance of the new edition of Cunliffe doesn't seem to have been revised -- that would be an enormous and expensive undertaking, and while Cunliffe is approaching its hundredth anniversary, it's still eminently serviceable--in fact, it's absolutely essential. It's a ktema es aei.
Of course, those who want the absolutely last word in scholarship will have to have their own four-volume set of the Lexikon des fruehgriechischen Epos, which is now complete at about 500 euros per volume. So far, I've felt that Cunliffe is good enough for me.
Qimmik wrote:Ahab wrote:I have found myself using the online edition almost exclusively since I discovered it.
Then how do you manage to read Homer in bed?
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