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|September 24, 2015||Filled under Featured, Homeric Greek, News, Research, Word Study||
The Center for Hellenic Studies is pleased to share Professor Leonard Muellner’s landmark study The meaning of Homeric εὔχομαι through its formulas. This online publication is open to all and free of charge.
Muellner makes a systematic analysis of the constraints in which this word is used in Homeric texts—grammatical, stylistic, and contextual—and compares them, keeping in mind the framework of traditional diction, in which “a traditional poet uses a repertoire of formulas and themes to express his meaning.” He also provides a semantic analysis of its etymology, which is key to explaining its meaning as ‘say (in a functionally marked context)’.