By Alfred Heubeck, Stephanie West, J. B. Hainsworth
This 1st e-book of a statement compiled by means of a global workforce of students contains an advent discussing prior examine at the Odyssey, its relation to the Iliad, the epic dialect, and the transmission of the textual content.
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17-23, and A. Heubeck, Archaeologia X , 126-84. 3' T H E EPI C D IA L E C T the result is often a more elaborate treatment both of the story and of the themes within it. For the scribe the task bears some relation to that o f an editor. 17 I f the scribe is also a collector, his awareness of alternative versions m ay tempt him into a truly editorial role, the preparation, by conflation, of a ‘consolidated’ text. W hat seem to be echoes of this phase in the story o f the text are found in the scholia to Iliad x, and might also have been heard, if the scholia were fuller, in the conclusion to the Odyssey.