Check the introductory thread for a description of how the group works.
We’re working from Geoffrey Steadman’s Odyssey Books 6-8, a freely-available pdf
That's okay. The weekly readings are a pleasant supplement to my daily Iliad readings. Let's see, what potentially outrageous thing can I claim to attract our list demi-gods into the discussion? Not thinking of anything at the moment, but in response to ὥς θεῷ/θεῷ ὣς I can see no other meaning in context.seanjonesbw wrote: ↑Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:16 pm
I thought that it was interesting, in the light of Paul's comment in the previous thread about Odysseus promising to pray to Nausicaa as a god, that Phemios says that if Odysseus saves him then he will sing to him like a god (ἔοικα δέ τοι παραείδειν ὥς τε θεῷ·).
Can ὥς θεῷ/θεῷ ὣς mean both "in the same way I would to a god" and "as if you were a god"? I'm aware this is rambling and not really connected to this week's passage so feel free to wrest my hand from the tiller!