Poetic Language
(7,553 words)

Abstract

Poets, bards, seers, and other craftsmen of the word have traditionally been one distinct class of people endowed with special skills and enjoying a high social esteem and recognition. This position is even more conspicuous in preliterate societies in which …

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Georgios K. Giannakis, “Poetic Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 23 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000396>
First published online: 2013



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