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This index presents the list of names, terms and concepts relevant to the discussion on Homer's winged words. The approach that the author proposes finds its inspiration primarily in Milman Parry's 'oral-formulaic theory,' the theory that the Homeric epics were orally composed and then orally transmitted for many years, even generations, before they were recorded as texts in roughly the form that we know them today. It draws inspiration secondarily from Manu Leumann's remarkable thesis that Homeric diction itself, by giving rise in the course of transmission to new linguistically peculiar forms, begets more Homeric diction.

Keywords: Greek epic; Homer; oral-formulaic theory



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