By Christos Tsagalis
The previous few a long time have obvious the improvement of latest serious tools with which the poetic and rhetorical dimensions of historic Greek texts should be evaluated. during this quantity, a world staff of wonderful students comes jointly to envision how quite a lot of old texts in several genres have been in a position to assert their authority and claims to fact, frequently alluding to each other in sophisticated methods as they tried to undertaking their very own superiority. a sequence of illuminating new readings is available of either specific passages and full works within the gentle of those new serious advances
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52). 41 PDerveni XX, 1-12 (transl. by Laks & Most 1997, 18-19); on this passage, see references given by Calame (1997) 77-78. 32 Claude Calame [Concerning] those men who, while performing holy rites in the cities (epitelesantes ta hiera), have seen them, I wonder (thaumazo) less that they do not understand (since it is not possible to hear and at the same time to learn the meaning of the words). But all those (who hope to acquire knowledge) from someone who makes a craft of holy rites deserve to be wondered at and pitied (…).
Also II, 8); cf. Kouremenos, Parássoglou & Tsantsanoglou, (2001) 171. 27 On the figure of Phanes-Protogonos-Eros, cf. Calame (1991) 231-237; on the double meaning of aidoion in the poem itself, see Brisson (2003) and Betegh (2004) 111-122; on the process of the recreation of the cosmos in a single unit, see notably Calame (1997) 66-74, and Bernabé (2002) 114-118. 26 Claude Calame voice, which, in making Orpheus the author of these verses, remains entirely anonymous. According to the commentator (who generally expresses himself in an entirely assertive mode) when the poet says “(Zeus) took in his hands (the force of his father)”, he “intimates” (ainizetai).
The prize will be one of the gasteres, filled with fat and blood, which the suitors have prepared for their meal. Odysseus answers as follows to the proposal: 5 6 Pucci (1987) 157-161. Pucci (1987) 161-162. 40 Egbert J. Bakker ὦ φίλοι, οὔ πως ἔστι νεωτέρῳ ἀνδρὶ μάχεσθαι ἄνδρα γέροντα δύῃ ἀρημένον· ἀλλά με γαστὴρ ὀτρύνει κακοεργός, ἵνα πληγῇσι δαμείω. My friends, there is no way for an old man worn out by misery to fight with a younger man; but the gastēr spurs me on, the evil-doer, in order that I be subdued by blows.
Allusion, Authority, and Truth: Critical Perspectives on Greek Poetic and Rhetorical Praxis by Christos Tsagalis