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 1

Book 1 (Α)

Commentary on line 1

qea/, the Μοῦσα of Od. 1.1, who tells the poet the history which he has to relate; see 2.484-92, and compare Od. 22.347 αὐτοδίδακτος δ' εἰμί, θεὸς δέ μοι ἐν φρεσὶν οἴμας παντοίας ἐνέφυσεν, and Od. 8.44, 64, 488 σέ γε Μοῦσ' ἐδίδαξε, Διὸς πάϊς, σέ γ' Ἀπόλλων. *phlhi+a/dew, originally no doubt Πηληϊάδἀ(ο). This is one of a class of patronymics formed with a double suffix, the adjectival -ιο- and the purely patronymic -αδη-ς: while the commoner form Πηλε-ίδη-ς has only one. Cf. 2.566.