The Classical Quarterly (New Series)

Shorter Notes

Iliad 7.293ff.

Howard Jacobsona1

a1 University of Illinois, Urbana

Wordplay involving names is routine in Homer. Less common, but not rare, is wordplay that does not have anything to do with names. Thus, at Iliad 1.290f. there is a play on S0009838800038143_inline1; at 24.611 an implicit play on S0009838800038143_inline2 (people)/S0009838800038143_inline3 (stone); at Odyssey 12.45–46 a possible play on S0009838800038143_inline4.