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The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus

Book Name:
The Fall of Troy
Book info:
The Fall of Troy The Fall of Troy Quintus Smyrnaeus by Quintus Smyrnaeus
Book Size:
78,752 / 246 pg
Mnybks.net:
5799
Publisher:
gutenberg.org
Date of Addition:
1913
Copyright Date:
1913
Copyrighted By:
Quintus Smyrnaeus from gutenberg.org
Adult content:
No
Language:
English
Categories:
Poetry, Drama, Classic
Grade Levels:
PA
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The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus description:

Originally written in Greek, sometime about the middle of the 4th Century A.D. Translation by A.S. Way.

Later on, he makes Menelaus slay Deiphobus unresisting, "heavy with wine," whereas Homer ("Odyssey" viii. 517-20) makes him offer such a magnificent resistance, that Odysseus and Menelaus together could not kill him without the help of Athena. In fact, we may say that, though there are echoes of the "Iliad" all through the poem, yet, wherever Homer has, in the "Odyssey", given the
outline-sketch of an effective scene, Quintus has uniformly neglected to develop it, has sometimes substituted something much weaker — as though he had not the "Odyssey" before him!

For this we have no satisfactory explanation to offer. He may have set his own judgment above Homer — a most unlikely
hypothesis: he may have been consistently following, in the framework of his story, some original now lost to us: there may be more, and longer, lacunae in the text than any editors have ventured to indicate: but, whatever theory we adopt, it must be based on mere conjecture.

The Greek text here given is that of Ko



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