By Evanthia Tsitsibakou-Vasalos

The potential for old Greek poetic etymologizing and its reception in antiquity are analyzed with new interpretive types. the writer reviews poetic etymology in a holistic and integrative demeanour, as a device of thematic and narrative unification. choose passages from Homer and archaic lyric poetry give you the matrix for etymological styles; their validity is tested in an intertextual research of the names of Pelops and his family members. This family members shows a constant naming method: the signifiers and signifieds of its male participants happen a lexical and semantic affinity; fathers and sons are associated with inherited linguistic and behavioral bonds. Pelops is given a focal place as a result of his preeminence at Olympia and his polyvalent and polysemous identify, during which the ambiguities and polarities of his mythic and cultic id are embedded.

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TOUto to aXTJJ,lu, ltugovoJ,luaCu XUAELta t . Eust. Il. 1 : 527. 32528. 7, considers paronomasia a aXTJJ,lu EnuVUatgoqJTJC; in which the second word Enuvu­ atgEqJEtat XUL olov EnUVUXaJ,lntEL ng oc; t�V ngo UUtTJC;. WC; ya g Lu{tCa {tCa vuuc; . . OUtW . 76 XUL IIgo800<; 806<; ... oi De QTjtogEC; XUL nugovoJ,luaCuv to tOLOUtOV aXTJJ,lu xUAouaLv, WC; ot 'OJ,lfJgLXOL LxoALUatUC qJum ... Anon. Rhet. De Figuris, 3: 1 85 . fJJ,lOa8EVEL, o ux uLaxuvn ALaxCvfJ; XUL nuga IIAatwvL, IIwAE A0atE, XUL IIuuauvCou nUUaUJ,lEVou .

137; cf. 9. 279, 358: Vl1rlOa:; d, vija:;) and viw8m fv Vl1VO{ (11. 1 1 . 1 3-14; cf. 17. 4 1 5- 1 6), to mention only two interrelated examples. This alliteration is etymological: :rtaQ£'tulloAOY£'i t�V vavv a:rto 'tOU vijom, declare the Homeric scholia (sch. A ll. 9. 1 37a), while Orion ( 107. 1 1-12; 109. 26-29) combines both alternatives -vijom and veio8m- in his etymological conspectus of the word vav:;. In the majority of occurrences alliteration is natu­ rally created by paronomastic collocations, that is, juxtapositions of cognate words, which belong to the same linguistic and semantic family.

W£; (1:110 toii T(Jiw T(JW, £s oii ltaL 'to Td(Jw ltaL 'to T(JVW. alp' oii ltaL T(JvTaV1! ErrL �uyou, f] TEt(JOlliv1! 'tq) �aQfL 'tWY oyltWY. (J6�: Or. 1 2 1 . 9- 1 5 ; 1 53 . 1 6- 1 8. See Philox. ff. 308; Hsch. 1 3 1 8; EGud. 't 534. 38-40. EM 637. 1 5-20; 764. 57-765. 2. Cf. Epim. Horn. 0 89, 0 1 09 (Dyck 1 995:"567, 577). (J6�, but prefers T(Jiw. 1UULm (778-79). Athena and Hera, in league against Aphrodite and Paris, secure their victory, im­ personating Aphrodite and embodying her timorous qualities, which are encapsu­ lated in the dove, peleias, her sacred bird.

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