Epic Diction
(6,856 words)


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 H…

Cite this page
Christos Tsagalis, “Epic Diction”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000119>
First published online: 2013

▲   Back to top   ▲