The cognitive linguistics of Homeric surprise

Authored by: Alexander S. W. Forte

The Routledge Handbook of Classics and Cognitive Theory

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138913523
eBook ISBN: 9781315691398
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315691398-3

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

By combining recent phenomenological approaches to emotion along with historical and cognitive linguistics, this chapter argues for a new way of identifying and understanding surprise in the Homeric poems. On the basis of these findings, a new etymology is presented for Gk. θάμβος.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.