How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics

  title={How to Kill a Dragon: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics},
  author={Jared S. Klein and Calvert Watkins},
  journal={Journal of the American Oriental Society},
In How to Kill a Dragon Calvert Watkins follows the continuum of poetic formulae in Indo-European languages, from Old Hittite to medieval Irish. He uses the comparative method to reconstruct traditional poetic formulae of considerable complexity that stretch as far back as the original common language. Thus, Watkins reveals the antiquity and tenacity of the Indo- European poetic tradition. Watkins begins this study with an introduction to the field of comparative Indo-European poetics; he… Expand

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