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 9

Book 9 (Ι)

Commentary on line 2

fu/za, Panic, the hand-maid of Rout. φύζα (φυγ-hα) and φόβος both originally meant flight, and in H. the latter is almost (acc. to Ar. entirely) confined to this sense; while the former has partly, as here, developed the idea of terror ( μετὰ δειλίας φυγή) which in φόβος ultimately became dominant. Cf. 21.6 πεφυζότες. kruo/eis, lit. numbing, freezing; see 6.344.