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Iliad line 5, pa^si or dai^ta?

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Iliad line 5, pa^si or dai^ta?

Postby Eureka » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:18 am

Pharr says [face=SPIonic]dai=ta[/face], but I know that at least some books say [face=SPIonic]pa~si[/face].

Pharr also said that the Iliad segments in his book haven’t been altered, so I presume both words are acceptable.


Is this sort of thing common in Greek verse?
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Re: Iliad line 5, pa^si or dai^ta?

Postby annis » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:28 am

Eureka wrote:Is this sort of thing common in Greek verse?


Oh, yes. In a full critical text there would be zillions of notes in a very teeny font listing the major variants and where they occur.
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Postby Eureka » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:39 am

So is that identical accent-placement a coincidence, or a vital factor?
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Postby annis » Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:45 am

Eureka wrote:So is that identical accent-placement a coincidence, or a vital factor?


The accent placement is coincidence, but what the circumflex shows - that the vowel is long - is the deciding matter. The choices scan identically. Only in very much later Greek poetry does accent placement become a consideration.
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