Studies in Homeric Speech Introductions and Conclusions

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Autore: Filip Johannes De Decker
Isbn: 978-88-3613-311-6
Collana: Hellenica / ISSN 1825-3490
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CollanaHellenica / ISSN 1825-3490
AutoreFilip Johannes De Decker
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PhD thesis A morpho-syntactic analysis of speech introductions and con- clusions in Homer at the Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitaÅNt München, in which the verbs of speaking and answering were treated, but expands the corpus to include all the verba dicendi and also incorporates the results of the two subsequent postdoctoral projects, one focusing on tempus and aspect and the use of the augment, the other on mood, modality and particle use. The book first discusses the previous scholarship on speech introductions and conclusions, focusing o Parryism and oral poetry, the so-called τις-Reden, and verbal suppletion. In a next step, the corpus is determined by cataloguing the verba dicendi in different categories, describing what exactly constitutes a speech introduction and taking a closer look at the double introductions. Then, the use of tense and aspect, the augment, the moods and modal particle, and finally, the constructions with reference to the unreal are analysed. For each of these issues, the previous scholarship is first discussed in great detail, then a corpus of metrically secure forms is determined and, finally, the instances are analysed.

Filip De Decker, born 1977, studied Classics (Licentiaat Taal- en Letterkunde: Latijn en Grieks) at the Universiteit Gent (1995-1999) and Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Calgary (2007-2009), and obtained his PhD in Linguistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitaÅNt München in 2015. From 2016 until 2020, he was postdoctoral researcher at the Universiteit Gent and the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen (Flemish Science Foundation), and was visiting scholar in Cologne, Oxford and Verona. In 2021, he obtained a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant (Agreement Number 101018097, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme) at the Universita` degli Studi di Verona, under the supervision of Professor Paola Cotticelli-Kurras, to investigate the interaction between mood, modality and particle use in Greek and Hittite in the project Particles in Greek and Hittite as Expression of Mood and Modality (PaGHEMMo).
He is author of many conference presentations, invited lectures and peer-reviewed articles on etymology, phonology, morphology, tense and aspect, the difference between augment and unaugmented verb forms, the use and interaction of mood, modality and modal particle uses and the alleged contact between Greek and Anatolian in
the second and first Millennium BC.