Studies in The Language of Homer by G. P. ShippStudies in The Language of Homer by G. P. Shipp

Studies in The Language of Homer

byG. P. Shipp

Paperback | July 26, 2007

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Professor Shipp's purpose in the first edition of this book (published in 1953) was 'to examine in as much detail as possible the development of the language of the Iliad in some of its typical features, with careful attention to the spoken dialects involved and to the influence of metre'. In the second edition he widens the scope of his work to examine the Odyssey as well as the Iliad, and he extends its detail to include syntax as well as grammatical forms and to cover questions of vocabulary more comprehensively. The author's earlier conclusions are shown to be confirmed, and an important further result for the Odyssey has been to show the typical lateness of the language of moralizing passages.
Title:Studies in The Language of HomerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:July 26, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052103826X

ISBN - 13:9780521038263


Table of Contents

Preface to second edition; Preface to first edition; List of abbreviations; Part I. The Language of Similes and Related Questions: Introductory; 1. Localization of rare late features from Chantraine's Grammaire Homérique (Tome I - Phonétique et Morphologie); 2. Localization of rare late features from Chantraine's Grammaire Homérique (Tome II - Syntax); 3. Contraction in Homer; 4. Vocabulary; 5. Various aspects of Homeric language and metrical technique; 6. General remarks on similes; Part II. Distribution of Abnormal Features: Introductory; 7. Iliad A-I; 8. Iliad Λ-X; 9. Odyssey; Subject index; Greek index.