The Origin Of The Homeric Poems; A Lecture

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byHermann Bonitz

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... the period of Homer needs no criticism but to be left to bring on its own judgment. 42 Those statements are excluded, in both cases, which depend not on actual tradition, but merely on the conjectures and computations of learned men.--Sengebusch, Jahn's Jahrb. 67, p. 609 sqq.; Diss. IL p. 69. 43 Sengebusch, first in his review of Lauer's Gesch. der Hom. Poesie, Jahn's Jahrb. 67; then in Diss. II. The chronological principles followed in these discussions are attacked by J. Brandis, De temporum antiquiss. Graecorum rationibus, Index lect. (Bonna, 1857-58). Compare the review of this essay by A. von Gutschmid, Jahn's Jahrb. 83. An unqualified condemnation of Sengebusch's investigations is expressed by Bergk (Griech. LiteraturGesch. I. p. 463): "This hypothesis has been praised as not only ingenious but well-supported; yet any one who takes the pains to examine it thoroughly will find it hollow and worm-eaten all through." This thorough examination Bergk does not ofler us directly nor enable us to gain indirectly from his own treatment of the subject. For, among the statements as to the place of Homer, he accepts one and condemns all the rest without reason given; and, as to the time of Homer, he rejects all traditions as pure fiction, and puts his confidence solely in general combinations. Such a proceeding is, in truth, very simple and convenient, but it wholly neglects to explain the real and unique multiplicity of statements, and gives one no right to condemn at a blow every attempt to explain it. See Hartel, Zeitschr. fur d. osterr. Gym., 1873; and, as to the pseudo-Herodotean life of Homer, which Bergk adopts, J. Schmidt, De Herodotea quae fertur vita Homeri (Halle, 1875). 44 Herod. II. 53; Sengebusch, Jahn's Jahrb. 67, p. 373 sqq. 45 Sengebusch, Jahn'...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... the period of Homer needs no criticism but to be left to bring on its own judgment. 42 Those statements are excluded, in both ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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