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Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

Martin West is well known as essentially the most major classicists of all time. Over approximately part a century his guides have reworked our knowing of Greek poetry. This quantity celebrates his fulfillment with twenty-five papers on assorted components of the topic which he has illuminated, written by way of unique students from 4 continents. additionally it is West's Balzan Prize popularity speech, 'Forward into the Past', during which he explains his method of literary scholarship, and an entire bibliography of his educational publications.

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447–53). That reaches a climax with the lack of sight (452–3); however the animal additionally results in the bloodthirsty information three For speeches in Homer to addressees that can't solution see Pelliccia (1995), 161–8. That first-class common dialogue regrettably regards this speech as basically comedian and rustic (164–7), in part via misinterpretation of κακ (453). traces 452–5 ( σ ανακτο | φθαλµ ν ποθ ει . . . ) can be taken as a query. For monologues in classical literature extra broadly see Schadewaldt (1926), J. Blundell (1980), Eigler (1988), Battezzato (1995), Auhagen (1999). attention-grabbing for contemporary literature are e. g. Müller-Seidel (1980), 261–3, Ferrer (1990), Bennett (1998), 32–9, and Byron (2003), at the monologue poem (the precedent in Southey’s ‘Sappho’, ‘Lucretia’, and so on. , is ignored). at the relation of Polyphemus to the opposite Cyclopes, cf. already Antisthenes fr. fifty three Caizzi, Σ bT Hom. Il. nine. 63b (ii. 412 Erbse). For Polyphemus’ isolation, cf. the comparability with panorama at Od. nine. 190–2. Polyphemus from Homer to Ovid 25 of what the Cyclops could do to Odysseus if he stuck him (458–9). Polyphemus is again to his previous self, as regards the first listener’s reaction. four Archaic artwork offers a few context for the Homeric Cyclops, all of the extra if remedies of this well known episode are at first self sufficient of the Odyssey, as archaeologists now frequently argue. The episode of the ram then turns into a pre-existing entity for Homer (cf. heart Protoattic oinochoe fragments through the Ram Jug Painter, Aegina 566, 675–650bc). The distinction of Odysseus’ crew and the lone Polyphemus is a habitual function of the artwork. at the neck of the center Protoattic amphora from Eleusis by means of the Polyphemus Painter the 3 males (the chief Odysseus marked out in white) stumble upon one Cyclops; at the physique of the vase, by means of competition, one guy (with a goddess) encounters the 3 Gorgons. The actually unusual Gorgons on that vase additionally supply a distinction with the large yet man-like Polyphemus. The moderate emphasis on his unmarried eye in Homer, no longer ready within the narrative not like the wine or the fire, turns out to fit in with archaic depictions: there the assimilation to males is helped via the recurring profile (not hired with the Gorgons). there's distinctive element within the Odyssey: for Polyphemus’ violation of hospitality to have complete strength and swimsuit the subjects of the poem, he has to be a guy like his sufferers, and never a creature of a different species, with no human δ κη (cf. Hes. Op. 276–80). however the artwork exhibits that, in a better or weaker feel, even Homer usually are not blameless of intertextuality. five four For perspectives in later antiquity that the deal with to the ram is rustic or absurd, cf. particularly Σ Hom. Od. nine. 456 (ii. 438 Dindorf) (argued against). five Homer’s method at the eye is famous e. g. in Accius fr. 1 Funaioli, and visible as an indication of his following Hesiod; cf. additionally Σ Hom. Od. nine. 106 (ii. 414–15 Dindorf). The Cyclopes look as ανδρε , Hom. Od. 6. five (cf. Garvie (1994), 82), nine. 187, 494. difficulties on Polyphemus’ species: Arist. fr. 172 Rose.

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