Posts Tagged by etymology
|May 3, 2016||By Guy Smoot listed under Guest Post|
Linguists have argued over the etymology of Helen, proposing various derivations on the basis of correspondences between compatible roots and specific aspects of her myth. What if they were all correct (for the most part)?
|January 31, 2016||By Olga Levaniouk listed under Guest Post|
A concise inventory of Greek etymologies (CIGE) represents an understanding of Greek—and especially Homeric—etymology as part of the formulaic system of early Greek poetry. Poetic function can be of crucial etymological importance, and, conversely, etymology can be essential for understanding poetry, especially when it comes to the Homeric lexicon.
|January 15, 2016||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy|
Introduction by Gregory Nagy 2016.01.15 to the shape of things to come
The title (or, better, subtitle) in the second line here, just like other titles that sound like this, replicates the wording for the title of a work of science fiction by H. G. Wells (1933). But here the work is not science fiction but science in the European sense of the word.
In the online journal named Classics@, published by the Center for Hellenic Studies (chs.harvard.edu), Issue 18 features a series edited by Olga Levaniouk and entitled A concise inventory of Greek etymologies, abbreviated hereafter as CIGE.
|July 22, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy, H24H|
In this posting, I focus on the Greek form Akhaioí, a name translated as ‘Achaeans’. Together with the names Argeîoi and Danaoí, translated respectively as ‘Argives’ and ‘Danaans’, this name Akhaioí refers in Homeric poetry to Greek warriors who lived and died in the epic world of a heroic age. But what does Akhaioí really mean? Or, to put the question in another way, what is the etymology of Akhaioí?