The politeness of Achilles : off-record conversation strategies in Homer and the meaning of kertomia
|Title:||The politeness of Achilles : off-record conversation strategies in Homer and the meaning of kertomia||Authors:||Lloyd, Michael (Michael A.)||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2935||Date:||2004||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).||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies||Journal:||Journal of Hellenic Studies||Volume:||124||Issue:||1||Start page:||75||End page:||89||Copyright (published version):||2004 The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies||Keywords:||Politeness theory; Ancient Greek literature||Subject LCSH:||Politeness (Linguistics)
Epic poetry, Greek--History and criticism
|Other versions:||http://www.jstor.org/stable/3246151||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Classics Research Collection|
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