Repetition in Homeric epic: Cognitive and linguistic perspectives

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    Why are there so many instances - and so many varieties - of repetition in the oral epics that we associate with Homer's name? In this paper I begin with Deborah Tannen's observations on repetition in spontaneous conversational discourse. I then turn to the oral epic tradition that had flourished in early Greece to consider how repetition operates in its two representative poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOral Poetics and Cognitive Science
    EditorsMihailo Antovic and Cristobal Pagan Canovas
    Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
    PublisherWalter de Gruyter and Co.
    ISBN (Print)9783110348385
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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