ΚΛΕΟΣ ΑΦΘITON and Oral Theory

@article{Edwards1988A,
  title={Κ$\Lambda$ΕΟ$\Sigma$ Α$\Phi$$\Theta$ITON and Oral Theory},
  author={Anthony T. Edwards},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={1988},
  volume={38},
  pages={25 - 30}
}
In a recent article Margalit Finkelberg raises the question of whether or not the phrase κλοσ ἄπ;θιτον at Iliad 9.413 is indeed a Homeric formula: λετο μν μοι νóατοσ, τρ κλοσ ἄπ;θιτον ἔσται Her purpose is to ‘test the antiquity of κλοσ ἄπ;θιτον on the internal grounds of Homeric diction’ (p. I).1 Proposing to use specifically the analytic techniques of oral theory, she argues that this phrase does not represent a survival from an Indo-European heroic poetry, as has been suggested from the… 

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Indications bibliographiques

  • P. Petit
  • La parole de la forêt initiale
  • 1996

References

Is KΛΕΟΣ ΑΦθΙΤΟΝ a Homeric Formula?

Since being brought to light in 1853 by Adalbert Kuhn, the fact that the Homeric expression κλέος ἄφθιτον has an exact parallel in the Veda has played an extremely important role in formulating the