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Pochodzenie nazw własnych w Centonach homeryckich
The origins of proper names in Homeric Centones

Author(s): Dariusz Piasecki
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II - Instytut Filologii Klasycznej
Keywords: Homer; centos; homerocentra; paraphrase; Bible; gospel; homeric’s language; proper name

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this article is to find the origins of proper names found in Homeric Centones. Carried out analyses yield the following conclusions: 1. For an approximate two thousand verses, the author introduces a mere 50 proper names; of which 37 are Homeric, twelve are of Biblical origin, and two are is the author's own creation. 2. Proper names used by the author are related to the following categories: historical, mythological, and national figures and ethnic groups, as well as geographical names of lands, places, rivers, mountains and time periods. 3. The author uses personal pronouns quite often which refrains from the use of proper names, and therefore explains why form the sources of both Homeric poems and the Bible, filled with proper names, a third literary work can be created with relatively few references to proper names.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 101-114
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish