De Novis Libris Iudicia

De Novis Libris Iudicia DE NOVIS LIBRIS IUDICIA G. FRANÇOIS, Le polythéisme et l'emploi au singulier des mots Θ OEO Σ et ∆ AIM Ω N dans la littérature grecque d'Homère à Platon (Bib1. de la Fac. de Philos. et Lettres de l'Univ. de Liège, I47). Paris, Les Belles Lettres, I957. 374 p. Pr. F. 22.-. We often find (ó) 8e:6ç or (o) 3ot'Lpwv in a situation where no special god is mentioned. The author of the book under review believes that in most of these cases the singular is used in a collective sense. The arguments adduced in support of this thesis, however, are not very convincing. Let us take some examples from the Iliad: 24, 538 is preceded by 0eoi (525, 534) and followed by O£pavim- veq (547). The author maintains: ,,6sóç est employe au singulier sans qu'il puisse 6tre question d'un dieu particulier" (p. 25). Why not? The possession of offspring is a special fact naturally to be attributed to the influence of a special god. No specification is added, however, because this is thought unnecessary. The resem- blance between 1,178 xap<ep6q E'act, 8sóç 1tOU crOL 't'6 y' É8CùXEV and 1, 2go st 8e yv £0eJav 8s01 is commented http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mnemosyne Brill

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Brill
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© 1964 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0026-7074
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1568-525X
DOI
10.1163/156852564X00062
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DE NOVIS LIBRIS IUDICIA G. FRANÇOIS, Le polythéisme et l'emploi au singulier des mots Θ OEO Σ et ∆ AIM Ω N dans la littérature grecque d'Homère à Platon (Bib1. de la Fac. de Philos. et Lettres de l'Univ. de Liège, I47). Paris, Les Belles Lettres, I957. 374 p. Pr. F. 22.-. We often find (ó) 8e:6ç or (o) 3ot'Lpwv in a situation where no special god is mentioned. The author of the book under review believes that in most of these cases the singular is used in a collective sense. The arguments adduced in support of this thesis, however, are not very convincing. Let us take some examples from the Iliad: 24, 538 is preceded by 0eoi (525, 534) and followed by O£pavim- veq (547). The author maintains: ,,6sóç est employe au singulier sans qu'il puisse 6tre question d'un dieu particulier" (p. 25). Why not? The possession of offspring is a special fact naturally to be attributed to the influence of a special god. No specification is added, however, because this is thought unnecessary. The resem- blance between 1,178 xap<ep6q E'act, 8sóç 1tOU crOL 't'6 y' É8CùXEV and 1, 2go st 8e yv £0eJav 8s01 is commented

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Published: Jan 1, 1964

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