Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Imitatio Homeris?

Hypotyposeis reports that the winter 2005 issue of Journal of Biblical Literature contains an article by Karl Olav Sandnes entitled "Imitatio Homeris? An Appraisal of Dennis R. MacDonald's 'Mimesis Criticism'".

I don't have access to the article, but the title puzzles me. Imitatio Homeris is evidently supposed to be a Latin phrase meaning imitation of Homer. But Homer in Latin is Homerus, and the genitive is Homeri, not Homeris. Am I missing something?

Update: This was a lapsus calami by Hypotyposeis, who reminds us that even Homer nods.

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