The Priamel in the Greek Literary Tradition and Enumeration in the Indo-European Language

Authors

  • Ana Galjanić

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/keria.11.2.7-27

Keywords:

Greek literature, priamel,

Abstract

This paper examines the structure of a Greek poetic genre called the ‘priamel’, comparing it with similar constructions in cognate literary traditions and arguing that it is not an isolated poetic phenomenon by identifying several structurally parallel passages in Vedic, Welsh and Serbo-Croatian literatures. Placing the priamel within the larger context of poetic enumerations, the study points out the underlying typological correspondences between the priamel and a specific type of poetic list called a ‘bounded set’.

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Published

24.12.2009

How to Cite

Galjanić, Ana. 2009. “The Priamel in the Greek Literary Tradition and Enumeration in the Indo-European Language”. Keria: Studia Latina Et Graeca 11 (2):7-27. https://doi.org/10.4312/keria.11.2.7-27.

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