linguistics

The Aeolic Component of Homeric Diction

Short Writings: I. Table of Contents Published 2011 in Proceedings of the 22nd Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference (ed. S. W. Jamison, H.C. Melchert, B. Vine) 133–179. Bremen: Ute Hempen Verlag. In this online version, the original page-numbers of the printed version are indicated within braces (“{” and “}”). For… Read more

Homeric Questions

The “Homeric Question” has vexed Classicists for generations. Was the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey a single individual who created the poems at a particular moment in history? Or does the name “Homer” hide the shaping influence of the epic tradition during a long period of oral composition and transmission? In this… Read more

Dialectal Differences at Knossos

[This text, “Woodard 1986,” was originally published as an article in Kadmos 25 (1986), 49–74. In this online version, the original page-numbers of Woodard 1986 will be indicated within braces (“{“ and “}”). For example, “{51 | 52}” indicates where p. 51 of the original article ends and p. 52… Read more

On Dialectal Anomalies in Pylian Texts

This text, “Nagy 1968,” was originally published as an article in the Atti e memorie del 1o congresso internazionale di micenologia, v. 2 (= Incunabula Graeca 25[2]; 1968), 663–679. In this online version, the original page-numbers of Nagy 1968 will be indicated within braces (“{“ and “}”). For example, “{667… Read more

Greek: An Updating of a Survey of Recent Work

“This work is eclectic. It is neither a bibliographical survey nor an exhaustive chronicle of progress. The main purpose is simply to explore various trends in research on the Greek language. Part I deals with generalities, while Part II concentrates on various different levels of linguistic analysis: phonology, morphology, syntax, etymology / vocabulary, and dialectology.” —From the… Read more