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)

Introduction

Book 21 (Φ)

Book 22 (Χ)

Book 23 (Ψ)

Book 24 (Ω)


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Book 8

Book 8 (Θ)


Commentary on line 1

Zen., who omitted the last line of H, placed this after 52. The council of the gods is thus put a day earlier, and so brought into closer connexion with the omens of 7.478, but Zeus is made to take an all-night journey to Ida in 41-52. The whole introductory passage 1-52 may be a later insertion, and the reading of Zen. may indicate a variation in the place assigned to it.

The following lines are borrowed in 1-52, occasionally with small variations: 1=24.695; 3=1.499; 5-6=19.101-2; 10 cf. 1.549, 2.391, 15.348; 11=13.9; 28=3.95; 28-9=9.693-4; 30-1=Od. 1.44-5; (33-7 recur 464-8); 38-40=22.182-4 (with 4.356); 41-4=13.23-6; 45 =5.366; 46=5.769; 47=14.283 (Hymn. Ven. 68); 48 cf. Od. 8.363; 50-1 cf. 5.7756; 51-2 cf. 11.81-2. Cf. also notes on 12 and 39 for other echoes.