Exegesis Volume 07 Issue #012

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From: L:Smerillo
Subject: [e] Re: exegesis Digest V7 #11

Exegesis Digest Tue, 29 Jan 2002

Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 03:01:52 +0100
From: L:Smerillo
Subject: [e] Re: exegesis Digest V7 #11

If you want a date for the redaction of Od. read Gregory Nagy, look at the Oxford Classical Dictionary, or ML West's new editior in the Tuebner series (but he wrote that in Latin),the debate is long. The closest date for redaction, which is what you seem to talking about, is c. 600 BCE. There is a myth that Homer was blind. It is on the same level of creditiblity as Peter Pan.

Otherwise I have no idea of what you are speaking in the rest of your message. Urania is the handmaiden of Clio, not the reverse. When Urania takes the upper hand, there is but phanatasy, fiction, and dumb chaos. Which is why she is kept our of the Parnassian Groves. Mad, bad, and dangerous to know.


Lorenzo Smerillo

 > >In as much as great works of art are seldom if ever created by committee,
 > >I think there probably was a single individual born about 800 BC who collected
 > >what he liked best from his culture's folk literary legacy, and made a work of
 > >art concerning the Odyssey. I assume it was a late, mature, work of art which
 > >may have been completed by an aging man who might have lost his sight along
 > >the way. There are times which just happen be more seminal than others...


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