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Author Kanavou, Nikoletta, 1977- author

Title The names of Homeric heroes : problems and interpretations / Nikoletta Kanavou
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (187 pages)
Series Sozomena: studies in the recovery of ancient texts, 1869-6368 ; volume 15
Sozomena (Berlin, Germany) ; v. 15
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introductory notes -- 2. Names from the Iliad -- 3. Names from the Odyssey -- 4. 'Minor' speaking names -- 5. Afterword -- 6. Appendix. Homeric Personal Names as Historical Names: Preliminary Remarks -- 7. Bibliography -- Name Index
Summary "The purpose of this book is to contribute to the appreciation of the linguistic, literary and contextual value of Homeric personal names. It considers both epics and is structured around the character and action of selected heroes in their Homeric contexts. It offers a survey of modern etymologies, set against ancient views, in order to shed light on the parameters surrounding the use of names in Homer and on their reception by ancient audiences."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-184) and index
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Subject Homer -- Characters -- Heroes
Homer -- Language.
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Greek language -- Etymology -- Names.
Names, Personal, in literature.
Onomastics in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3110421984 (electronic bk.)
9783110421989 (electronic bk.)