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Formulaic Language
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Formulaic Language is investigated first through the history of the notion of formula prior to Milman Parry in the ‘Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns’ in France, next through Villoison and Wolf, then with the definition by Parry and the notion of the Greek Encyclopedia developed by E. A. Havelock. Parry, through his review of Arend’s…

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Françoise Létoublon, “Formulaic Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000136>
First published online: 2013

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