Hostname: page-component-848d4c4894-r5zm4 Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2024-06-21T20:33:29.099Z Has data issue: false hasContentIssue false

Iliad 7.293ff.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 February 2009

Howard Jacobson
University of Illinois, Urbana


Wordplay involving names is routine in Homer. Less common, but not rare, is wordplay that does not have anything to do with names. Thus, at Iliad 1.290f. there is a play on ; at 24.611 an implicit play on (people)/ (stone); at Odyssey 12.45–46 a possible play on .

Shorter Notes
Copyright © The Classical Association 1997

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)


1 On the last, see Bright, D. F., Mnemosyne 30 (1977), 423426. Prof. D. Sansone reminded me of this article.CrossRefGoogle Scholar