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By Evanthia Tsitsibakou-Vasalos

The opportunity of old Greek poetic etymologizing and its reception in antiquity are analyzed with new interpretive types. the writer reviews poetic etymology in a holistic and integrative demeanour, as a device of thematic and narrative unification. choose passages from Homer and archaic lyric poetry give you the matrix for etymological styles; their validity is tested in an intertextual learn of the names of Pelops and his relatives. This kin indicates a constant naming process: the signifiers and signifieds of its male participants show up a lexical and semantic affinity; fathers and sons are associated with inherited linguistic and behavioral bonds. Pelops is given a focal place because of his preeminence at Olympia and his polyvalent and polysemous identify, within which the ambiguities and polarities of his mythic and cultic identification are embedded.

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Ancient Poetic Etymology: The Pelopids: Fathers and Sons (Palingenesia. Schriftenreihe für Klassische Altertumswissenschaft)

The potential for historic Greek poetic etymologizing and its reception in antiquity are analyzed with new interpretive types. the writer stories poetic etymology in a holistic and integrative demeanour, as a device of thematic and narrative unification. pick out passages from Homer and archaic lyric poetry give you the matrix for etymological styles; their validity is tested in an intertextual learn of the names of Pelops and his relatives.

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De Figuris, 3 : 36. 1 3-25, Spengel. Lausberg 1 998: 285-88, §637-639: "The annominatio "paronomasia" is a (pseudo-) etymol­ ogical play on the slightness of the phonetic change . . and the interesting range of meaning ... which . . can be raised to the level of paradox. The author expects the audience to see the etymology . . OYLXr] (sch. TIl 11. 14. 1 78b). 77 With similar terminology Eustathius also characterizes a{JeT E� fvt:X{Jwv (II. 9. 1 88), and provides a definition of the etymo­ logical paronomasia (11.

T Il. 5. 60c: Oa(oaAa: clltO T'il� omlOeW�), also bring the work of Phereclus into contact with intellectual activity, Athena's diacritical dynamis par excellence (ll. 1 5 . 4 1 0- 1 2 ; Pi. al. 7. 50-53). He shares the same semantic field with Athena (oa(OaAa, SOaT/v), but has gained a wicked reputation, uUo� for causing the UAOVO� of youth or ships (vio£" vav£,). With the a[Jxiuauo£, passage dawn the issues of divine justice and politics, since the doomed Phereclus is ex­ pressly Athena's protege.

This forged and emotionally loaded derivation (ou r(w) complies with the pronounced geras and time motif figuring in Iliad 1 , and the overgrown - '" 90 91 For the etymologies of Achilles see Tsitsibakou-Vasalos 2000: 1 1 - 1 2 with nn. 56-58 (modem scholarship) and 1 3 n. 60 (ancient scholarship). On Patroclus pharmakos: Austin 1 999: 32-42.

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