The politeness of Achilles : off-record conversation strategies in Homer and the meaning of kertomia

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dc.contributor.author Lloyd, Michael (Michael A.)
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-16T12:02:27Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-16T12:02:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies en
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Hellenic Studies en
dc.identifier.issn 0075-4269
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2935
dc.description.abstract This article examines social interaction in Homer in the light of modern conversation analysis, especially Grice's theory of conversational implicature. Some notoriously problematic utterances are explained in terms of their 'off-record' significance. One particular off-record conversation strategy is characterized by Homer as kertomia, and this is discussed in detail. The article focusses on social problems at the end of Achilles' meeting with Priam in Iliad XXIV, and in particular on the much-discussed word epikertomeon (24.649). en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies en
dc.subject Politeness theory en
dc.subject Ancient Greek literature en
dc.subject.lcsh Politeness (Linguistics) en
dc.subject.lcsh Homer. Iliad en
dc.subject.lcsh Epic poetry, Greek--History and criticism en
dc.subject.lcsh Conversation analysis en
dc.title The politeness of Achilles : off-record conversation strategies in Homer and the meaning of kertomia en
dc.type Journal Article en
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dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.jstor.org/stable/3246151 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 124 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 75 en
dc.identifier.endpage 89 en
dc.neeo.contributor Lloyd|Michael (Michael A.)|aut| en


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