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When Phemius has to justify his existence to Odysseus he does so on the grounds that he is αύτοδίδακτος, a word which clearly implies that there is at least an element of skill in the poet’s activity. At Od. xi 368 Alcinous praises Odysseus for telling his story έπισταμένως (that is, skilfully) like a bard. And, as I have pointed out, the phrase κατά κόσμον used of The Singer a n d his Muse 35 Demodocus’ song at Od. 79 Similarly, οΐδα, τέχνη, σοφός and σοφία denote practical ability and knowledge rather than ‘wisdom’.

29. Cf. T h . 104-14; Op. 661-2. 30. Cf. g. Pi. 0. X 1—6, xiii 93—100; P a . viib 15-20; lbyc. fr. 1. 23-6; Bacch. XV 47. 31. g. 0. iv 17-18, vi 20—1, vii 20-1, xiii 52 and P . i 86-7 on the importance of truth in general. Άλάθεΐα is invoked at 0. x 3-4 and at fr. 205. g. 0. xiii 93-5, P . i 42-5, N . i 18, vi 26-7. See further Bowra, P in d a r 26-33; Harriott 69-70; Maehler 96-8. The Singer a n d his Muse 39 32. g. 0. i 28-32, N . vii 20-3. g. Harriott 117—20; J. de Romilly, ‘Gorgias et le pouvoir de la poésie', J U S xciii (1973) 155-62.

Vi 50-8, viib 15-20; B. Snell, T he Discovery o f the M i n d , trans. T. G. Rosenmeyer (New York I960) 136-52. Invocations in Homeric epic occur elsewhere at //. i I, ii 761, xi 218, xiv 508, xvi 112; Od. i I. Cf. also the quasi-invocations at IL v 703, vili 273, xi 299, xvi 692. For scholarship on Homeric invocations see Harriott 44. 22. 177. 23. 'Invocation and Catalogue in Hesiod and Homer’, Τ Α Ρ Α xciii (1962) 190. 24. P o etty a n d Prophecy (Cambridge 1942) 41. 25. g. W. Marg points out, H om er über d ie D ich tu n g (Münster 1957) 10, the precise significance of this alternative is now lost to us.

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