Commentary on the Odyssey (1886)

Commentary on the Odyssey (1886)
By W. Walter Merry
Oxford Clarendon Press 1886-1901

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 23

Book 23 (ψ)

Commentary on line 3

e)rrw/santo sped along: the word is used of a continuous or rhythmical movement, cp. 20. 107., 24. 69.

u(periktai/nonto is surely a compound of ὑπό, as Aristarchus held (τὸ πλῆρες κατὰ Ἀρίσταρχον ἐρικταίνοντο Apoll. s. v.). ὑπό is often used of the lower limbs (γούνατα, γυῖα, &c.). The sense of ἐρικταίνομαι can only be guessed at from this context: it may mean bustled or trotted alonggradum studio celebrabat anili ( Aen.4. 641). One ancient grammarian connected the word with ἐρείκω (ἐρικ-εῖν), explaining it by ὑποκατεκλῶντο were broken down under her. This is tenable as regards the form, but the meaning is unsatisfactory.