The Classical Quarterly (New Series)

Shorter Notes

Homer, Odyssey 17.221

Howard Jacobsona1

a1 University of Illinois, Urbana

In the discussions and debates about the precise nature of Melanthios’ abuse of Eumaios and Odysseus at Od. 17.215–32 and especially the meaning of μoλoβρóν at 219, an important point appears to have been missed.