The best just got better. In addition to being the only place to get a morphological text of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, now you can use some of the old school commentaries to help you read along in the Homeric texts.
First is a 3-for-1 commentary set which includes the following commentaries
- Allen Rogers Benner , Selections from Homer’s Iliad, with an introduction, notes, a short Homeric grammar, and a vocabulary.
- Walter Leaf , The Iliad, edited, with apparatus criticus, prolegomena, notes, and appendices.
- Thomas D. Seymour , Homer’s Iliad, Books I-III and Homer’s Iliad, Books IV-V.
The second commentary set is for the Odyssey and it includes only one commentary, but it is, nevertheless, a good one:
- W. Walter Merry; James Riddell; D. B. Monro , Homer’s Odyssey.
Both commentaries function quite similarly and, while being usefully run in BibleWorks, they run as stand-alone HTML help files as well. In order to use the files profitably in BibleWorks, unzip the contents of both to the C:\Program Files\BibleWorks 7\databases folder. The next time you run BibleWorks they will show up under the Resources menu under a category called “Classics Resources.”
Update: Dead link fixed.