Commentary on the Iliad (1900)

Commentary on the Iliad (1900)
By Walter Leaf
London Macmillan 1900

Perseus Documents Collection Table of Contents

Book 1 (Α)

Book 2 (Β)

Book 3 (Γ)

Book 4 (Δ)

Book 5 (Ε)

Book 6 (Ζ)

Book 7 (Η)

Book 8 (Θ)

Book 9 (Ι)

Book 10 (Κ)

Book 11 (Λ)

Book 12 (Μ)

Book 13 (Ν)

Book 14 (Ξ)

Book 15 (Ο)

Book 16 (Π)

Book 17 (Ρ)

Book 18 (Σ)

Book 19 (Τ)

Book 20 (Υ)


Book 21 (Φ)

Book 22 (Χ)

Book 23 (Ψ)

Book 24 (Ω)

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Book 7

Book 7 (Η)

Commentary on line 1

pule/wn: Bentley conj. πόλεως or ῥα πυλέων, as the gen. plur. fem. in -έων is almost always counted as a single syllable. The only exceptions appear to be 12.340 καὶ πυλέων and Od. 21.191 ἐκτὸς θυρέων. He should, however, have rather suggested πόλιος, as πόλεως is not found in H. except as a variant in one or two passages, 11.168, 20.52. In any case -έων for -άων is suspicious. Fick conj. πύργων.

4-6. A very similar comparison will be found in Od. 23.233 ff. The point lies in the part. e)eldome/noisin. For e)pei/ ke ka/mwsin (5) cf. on 1.168.