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In Language and Meter, Dieter Gunkel and Olav Hackstein unite fifteen linguistic studies on a variety of poetic traditions, including the Homeric epics, the hieratic hymns of the Ṛgveda, the Gathas of the Avesta, early Latin and the Sabellic compositions, Germanic alliterative verse, Insular Celtic court poetry, and Tocharian metrical texts. The studies treat a broad range of topics, including the prehistory of the hexameter, the nature of Homeric formulae, the structure of Vedic verse, rhythm in the Gathas, and the relationship between Germanic and Celtic poetic traditions. The volume contributes to our understanding of the relationship between language and poetic form, and how they change over time.

ISBN

9789004357761

Publication Date

2018

Publisher

Brill

City

Leiden

Keywords

historical linguistics, linguistics typology, languages, discourse analysis

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Department

Classical Studies

Disciplines

Classics | Linguistics

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Edited by: Dieter Gunkel and Olav Hackstein.

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