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epithet
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

4 uses
  • The double epithets, the recurring epithets of Homer, if rendered into verse, delay and puzzle the reader, as the Greek does not delay or puzzle him.
    Prefaces (68% in)
  • Homer, like the author of The Song of Roland, like the singers of the Kalevala, uses constantly recurring epithets, and repeats, word for word, certain emphatic passages, messages, and so on.
    Prefaces (25% in)
  • The double epithets, the recurring epithets of Homer, if rendered into verse, delay and puzzle the reader, as the Greek does not delay or puzzle him.
    Prefaces (68% in)
  • These double and recurring epithets of Homer are a softer form of the quaint Northern periphrases, which make the sea the 'swan's bath,' gold, the 'dragon's hoard,' men, the 'ring-givers,' and so on.
    Prefaces (71% in)

There are no more uses of "epithet" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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