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Homeric Voices: Discourse, Memory, Gender

Elizabeth Minchin


Although there has been considerable interest over time in the composition of narrative sections of the Homeric epics, there have been very few studies of the composition of the speeches and exchanges of speech that Homer depicts in his songs. This book attempts to redress the balance. Drawing on research in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and cognitive psychology, the book considers the speeches in Homer from two perspectives, as cognitive and as social phenomena. Part I explores the role of memory in the generation of Homer's speech forms; and the relationship between Homeric voices an ... More

Keywords: Homer, discourse, memory, gender, speech-act theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199280124
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280124.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Minchin, author
Reader in the School of Language Studies, Australian National University
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