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 5

Book 5 (Ε)

Commentary on line 4

dai=e/ oi( is added epexegetically to δῶκε, and hence without a conjunction, as Od. 5.234, etc. But the variants δαῖε δέ οἱ ἐκ κόρυθος and δαῖέ οἱ κόρυθος may point to an older δαῖε δέ οἱ κόρ., or rather, as van L. suggests, δαῖε δέ f̓(οι) ἐκ κόρ. For the idea cf. 18.206-14, and 22.134-5. The fire seems to be rather a symbol of invincible fury than a physical flame; for it is not remarked in the sequel by friend or foe.