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Epic Diction
(6,856 words)

Abstract

The aim of this entry is fourfold: (a) to give an overview of the basic characteristics of epic diction with emphasis on the Homeric Kunstsprache; (b) to offer a survey of current views and approaches with respect to the evolution of the Homeric language; (c) to discuss traditionality and innovation in Homeric …

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Christos Tsagalis, “Epic Diction”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000119>
First published online: 2013



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