Meter of Iliad B, line 206

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Meter of Iliad B, line 206

Post by perispomenon » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:21 pm

According to one commentary (Willcock) this line is 'certainly an interpolation' and 'unmetrical as it stands'. I know some editions omit line 206, but I am curious about the meter anyway:

σκῆπτ?όν τ᾽ ἠδὲ θέμιστας, ἵνά σφισι βουλεύῃσι

I have tried to add the macrons, but that didn't quite work. I had the meter like this:

- - - v v - - - v v - - - -

although I am not sure ας in θέμιστας is long or short (I chose long).

Can anyone shed some light on that comment of Willcock about it being unmetrical?

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Post by perispomenon » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:18 am

Found this on Perseus:
Allen Rogers Benner, Selections from Homer's Iliad

[206] Omitted in most MSS. The interpolator evidently had in mind I 99, but made a bad metrical blunder when he used basileuêi for bouleuêisin.
But I do not exactly get that: the 'interpolator' didn't use basileuêi for bouleuêisin, he used bouleuêisin. Or is that a later correction of the interpolation?

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Re: Meter of Iliad B, line 206

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Re: Meter of Iliad B, line 206

Post by perispomenon » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:02 pm

Skylax wrote:Hope this helps.
It sure does! Thank you, Skylax.

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Re: Meter of Iliad B, line 206

Post by AQUILANTE » Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:24 pm

please watch is the basic diferences of the classical greeck and de koiné dialet?

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