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Headword: *)odu/sseia
Adler number: omicron,63
Translated headword: Odyssey
Vetting Status: high
Also[1] [sc. attested is the phrase] *)odu/sseios mhxanh/ ["Odysseian contrivance"], [said] in reference to villains.[2]
"He ended his life by sinking to every Odysseian and crafty contrivance."[3]
"[As if] having surpassed some Odysseian and Themistoclean villainy."[4]
See concerning Odysseus' theft of the Palladium in the [entry on] "Diomedeian compulsion."[5]
Greek Original:
*)odu/sseia. kai\ *)odu/sseios mhxanh/, e)pi\ tw=n panou/rgwn. o( de\ katadu\s ei)s pa=san *)odu/sseion kai\ polu/plokon mhxanh\n to\n bi/on h)/nue. kai\ au)=qis: *)odu/sseio/n tina kai\ *qemisto/kleion parelhluqw\s panourgi/an. zh/tei *)odusse/ws peri\ kloph=s *palladi/ou e)n tw=| *diomh/deios a)na/gkh.
[1] The nominative headword itself (also at omicron 251) is unglossed.
[2] Sounds proverbial, but not in the paroemiographers. See in any event the quotation which follows.
[3] Bernhardy attributed this quotation to Eunapius; cf. kappa 539.
[4] Attributed to Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.27 Zintzen (21 Asmus), and quoted at greater length at epsilon 3543; see the note there. For Themistocles see theta 124, theta 125, theta 126.
[5] Delta 1164.
Keywords: biography; daily life; epic; ethics; mythology; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 February 2008@21:19:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 February 2008@04:03:37.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 5 February 2008@11:13:30.
Catharine Roth (supplied omission in the translation, pointed out by Claude Desplanques) on 10 February 2008@17:34:39.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 24 February 2008@04:30:34.
William Hutton (modified note, raised status) on 25 February 2008@07:10:13.
David Whitehead (tweaked a note) on 7 November 2012@05:33:17.


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