The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Odyssey by Homer:|
has aided us with many suggestions while the book was
passing through the press.
In the interpretation of B. i.411, ii.191, v.90, and 471,
we have departed from the received view, and followed Mr.
Raper, who, however, has not been able to read through the
proof-sheets further than Book xii.
We have adopted La Roche's text (Homeri Odyssea, J. La
Roche, Leipzig, 1867), except in a few cases where we
mention our reading in a foot-note.
The Arguments prefixed to the Books are taken, with very
slight alterations, from Hobbes' Translation of the