huilen wrote:δέχθαι, δέξασθαι, 23
κλυθί, κλύε, 37
δαμᾷ, δαμάσει, 61
ἐρείομεν, ἐρέομεν, 62
Of course, West thinks Book 10 was written by "someone else" and brackets it in its entirety, so he doesn't bother trying to rewrite K284. Even if somehow not part of the "original" Iliad--whatever that was--this verse shows that the genitive construction was in circulation at a very early period.
The Odyssey mss. have both κλῦθί μοι and κλῦθί μευ. Van Thiel reads μευ at B229 but μοι at Δ762 and Z324.
The examples from Aeschylus and Sophocles have μου, even in West's edition, without any recorded variants in the editions I looked at (Aesch.: West's Teubner and Page's OCT; Soph.: Lloyd-Jones and Wilson OCT). (In Euripides Hippolytus the relevant passage is bracketed by Diggle).
So I think μευ is preferable at A37, where the overwhelming weight of the mss. read μευ.
That's the way I've been reading it since about 1965, and I'm not going to change now.
This is just another example of West's perverse attempt to normalize the text of the Iliad to read the way he thinks some specific 7th century individual who he believes wrote the poem must have written it. Don't get me started on West's Iliad.
Why didn't West rewrite A43 to read τωι δ’ ἔκλυε?
δέχθαι is a strange form, which I take to be present, equivalent to δέχεσθαι (middle in form, active in meaning). Pharr apparently takes it as aorist, but I can't imagine how to explain it as aorist. Homer has other comparable forms, which seem to point to an athematic equivalent of δέχομαι (i.e. without the -ο-).
But how good evidence for Homer is 5th-century Athenian tragedy?
mwh wrote:I don't know what "rules" Pharr gives.
Qimmik wrote:I took the plunge--I spent an exorbitant amount of money to gain access to Meier-Brügger's contribution to o-o-pe-ro-si (a Festschrift for E. Risch with a Linear B Title) on De Gruyter's website.
See? I'm not completely closed-minded when important issues are at stake.
Paul Derouda wrote:I can't figure out what o-o-pe-ro-si stands for. Can you?
I can't figure out what o-o-pe-ro-si stands for.
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