"No Man" in the Odyssey
Randy Leedy (RLEEDY@wpo.bju.edu)
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 15:53:07 -0500
Unrelated to biblical Greek, and therefore brief: my brother-in-law
wants to know what Greek expression is used for "No Man" when
Odysseus responds thus to the Cyclops's inquiry about his name.
Somehow I doubt that OUDEIS would be appropriate here, especially
since later that "name" is taken to imply that Polyphemus's wound was
inflicted by a god. And OUK ANQRWPOS hardly sounds like a name. On
top of all this, I suspect that neither of those expressions is even
Homeric in form.
Please, don't anyone spend time looking this up. We can find it
ourselves with a little work; I'm asking here only because I feel
certain that several of you will know right off. If whoever answers
will copy the answer to the list, the others will know not to bother.