The Genitive ὈΔΥΣΕΥΣ (OD. 24.398) and Homer's 'Awkward' Parentheses

Journal of Hellenic Studies 133:21-42 (2013)
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Modern editions read vulgate (nominative). This yields a different syntax: a rapid double change of subject or, equivalently, a parenthesis interrupting the flow of the sentence. This possibility, raised and dismissed by Eustathius, goes unmentioned by modern scholars, who are often in general (unlike their second-century counterpart Nicanor) ill-disposed to Homeric parentheses. A survey of Homeric parentheses shows the phenomenon in general and the specific instance postulated at Od. 24.398 to be unobjectionable. The validity of the terms and for Homeric discourse is also defended



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