R.P.M. Lehmann's An Introduction to Old Irish PDF

By R.P.M. Lehmann

ISBN-10: 0873522893

ISBN-13: 9780873522892

This instruction manual used to be produced with the purpose of offering scholars with an creation to outdated Irish literature in addition to to the language. one of many awesome outdated Irish tales is used because the simple textual content. Examples of poems, and of the glosses, complement it. All are completely annotated. The grammatical details supplied in those annotations is summarized in grammatical sections facing particular structures and varieties. the 1st fifty of those sections are descriptive; a number of the comparable issues are mentioned within the moment fifty part from a historic perspective. a last word list contains references to all phrases happening within the texts. The equipment was once consequently designed to allow a comparatively effortless method of a truly tough language.

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Eya. TE 'a8EOV TE I ... I ... vTO - Th. eya. TE 'a8Eov TE I ... I ... I ... I ... VTo Se 1roaalv. VTO cf. Jl. 24. eya. TE 'a8EOV TE is otherwise unique to Hesiod, and in Aphr. Evov v>tn at V. 285. VTo 120 and the neglect of digamma in Kii>tov suggest that Aphr. is secondary. Further evidence of influence from the proem may come from Aphr. vKw1TLv 148~V7Jv, which is identical to Th. 13. The verse could be formulaic, but given the other similarities just noted, imitation is worth considering; 117 119 118 See Comm.

71 Which in fact seems likely, at least as a symptom of a more general physical decline; see Comm. on 188-90. pwv (vv. 194-5). 70 Overview of Language and Relationship to Early Poetry 23 IV. OVERVIEW OF LANGUAGE AND RELATIONSHIP TO EARLY POETRY Points of language are discussed in the commentary as they arise. This section will present a summary of the information collected and come to some general conclusions about the compositional technique of the poet and the relationship of the hymn to other early poetry.

See Janko, loc. cit. Introduction 36 especially as in Hesiod the verse is part of a catalogue of gods, which would have been a fitting model for the less condensed list of goddesses here. If so, the awkward function of -rE in the line in Aphr. suggests that it is secondary. 121 There are also some striking parallels between Aphr. and the story of the creation of woman at Th. 561 ff. Chief of these is v. oto - Th. p E1TEi a~ TEU~E KaAov KaKOJI av-r' aya8oi'o; the case for imitation is strengthened by the presence of short KiiA6v in both lines (not found in Homer).

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