Homer.

The first six books of Homer's Iliad online

. (page 24 of 54)
Online LibraryHomerThe first six books of Homer's Iliad → online text (page 24 of 54)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


ordinate member of the sent., with ' chiastic ' relation to ττίμπτουσίν (§ 16) .

— άνακτι : Apollo, cf. 36, 444.

391. την δ€ κτλ. : contrasted with 389. — v€Ov : adv. with Ιβαν άγοντες.

— εβαν \^ξ.βησαν\ άγοντ€5 : cf. ίβαν φίρονσαΐ Β 302, y8^ φενγων Β 60ϋ.
οίχομαί is more freq. thus used with a partic, cf Β 71, οίχεσθαι ττροφί-
ρονσα θνελλα Ζ 346. See on Ιών 138, 168.

392. δο'σ-αν κτλ. : as 162, see on 124.

393. irai8os ctjos : thy valiant son. It seems part of the poet's naiyeie
that the heroes apply such epithets to themselves ; but the phrase is part
of the poet's stock, and he hardly thinks whether he is applying the epi-
thet himself or is putting it in the hero's mouth.

394. Δ£ά : for the length of the ultima before λίσαι, see § 59 Λ. — et
•iroT€ : cf 39, 503 ff.

395. cirei, έ'ργω : emphatically placed in contrast, at the beginning and
the close of the verse. — κραδίην Aio's : for the 'periphrasis,' see § 16 c?. —
ψ καί : or also.

396. ΊΓολλάκι : for the omission of final s, see § 30 Z. — a-io : gen. of
source with άκουσα. — iraTpo's : i.e. of Peleus, in Thessaly, where Thetis
seems to have remained after her marriage until the outbreak of the
Trojan war ; cf. Π 221 if. (where mention is made of the chest of
Achilles that Thetis had packed for him as he set out for Troy). See
on 358.

397. ευχόμενη? : supplementary participle with σεο, cf. 257. — οτε κτλ. :
explains ενχομενη'ζ, see § 11 J.

398. άεικε'α κτλ. : as 341, cf. 67.

399. οΊΓΊΓοτε: when once upon a time. — Thetis makes no use of this
suggestion in her interview with Zeus.

401. ελθοΰσα : see on Ιών 138. — θεά: marks her power to accomplish.

— ύττελυοταο 8εσ-}λών : didst loose from under the chains, didst free from the
pressure of the chains. — Transition to direct discourse from the infinitive
construction of 398, cf. Β 12, 126 ; see § 11 e.

402. ε'κατογχειρον : cf. centimanus Gyas Hor. Carm. ii. 17. 14,
belua centiceps ih. ii. 13-34. — καλε'σ-ασα: hy calling, coincident in
time with ύττελΰσαο.

403. Βριοίρεων : by transfer of quantity for Έριάρηον, § 23 c. The
name {Heavy-handed, cf. βρίαρό



Online LibraryHomerThe first six books of Homer's Iliad → online text (page 24 of 54)