αὐτός: in h. Aphr. 151 (“ἑκηβόλος αὐτὸς Ἀπόλλων”) “αὐτός” is forcible, “Apollo's self.” Here the word has been suspected, as the emphasis is not clear. Baumeister rightly gave up his idea that the meaning was “in his own person”; Apollo had not assumed another form. Possibly the antithesis is in “ἄντρον ἐς ἠερόεν”: the bright Far-darter went into the dim cave. More probably the writer uses “αὐτὸς Ἀπόλλων” as a fixed formula, “great Apollo,” without antithesis; cf. Il. 1.47 with Leaf's note, and h. Apoll. 181; so 406 infra, Mosch.iv. 13.In any case “αὐτός” is sound; Baumeister's criticism ““αὐτός” saepe turbas fecit” is not justified by h. Dem. 371, h. vii.22, where it needs no emendation.
This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.