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Author Watkins, Calvert.

Title How to kill a dragon : aspects of Indo-European poetics / Calvert Watkins
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 613 pages)
Summary Watkins demonstrates the continuity of poetic formulae in Indo-European languages from Old Hittite to medieval Irish. Using the comparative method, he shows how traditional poetry formulae of considerable complexity can be reconstructed as far back as the original common languages, thus revealing the antiquity and tenacity of the poetic tradition
Analysis Poetry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 550-576) and indexes
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Subject Comparative linguistics.
Indo-European philology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 95020945
ISBN 1280527153
1429406488 (electronic bk.)
9781429406482 (electronic bk.)