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By Alfred Heubeck, Stephanie West, J. B. Hainsworth
This 1st ebook of a statement compiled by way of a world group of students comprises an advent discussing prior study at the Odyssey, its relation to the Iliad, the epic dialect, and the transmission of the textual content.
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7 Orthography: J. La Roche, Die homerische Textkritik im Altertum (Leipzig, 1866), has an invaluable account o f the paradosis. ) For other special accents see also Schwyzer, Grammatik, 384-5. g. g. ). But we can detect, or suspect, these only when the tradition fluctuates. For contraction, diectasis, and similar phenomena belong generally to the first stage, the first stabilization o f the text: only radical and unacceptable rewriting can eliminate them. The form of the Kunstsprache found in the Odyssey may be defined first in relation to certain linguistic developments which are guaran teed by metre, then in relation to other early hexameter poetry.
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L. ) The Boeotian retained initial f until a remarkably late date: East Ionic lost it before the earliest documentation 28 T H E EPI C D I A L E C T fo r an editor o f Homer these facts have two important im plica tions First, he is strongly counselled not to correct the transmitted text in the face o f a unanimous tradition. No doubt aoiSot sometimes accepted a faulty but traditional rhythm for later generations to correct, but poets as much as rhapsodes must be granted a feeling for metre and the ability to use all the resources of Kunstsprache and vernacular to ‘correct’ it.