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Locating power: spatial signs of social ranking in Homer and the Tale of the Heike

Yamagata, Naoko (2003). Locating power: spatial signs of social ranking in Homer and the Tale of the Heike. Scholia, 12 pp. 34–44.

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Abstract

How do Homeric characters 'position' themselves spatially and figuratively in relation to each other? By comparing their behaviour and language with those of their counterparts in the Tale of the Heike, the medieval Japanese epic tale of warriors, it is evident that the spatial metaphor of 'high' and 'low' in ranking, common in Japanese and English, does not appear to be shared by Homer.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1018-9017
Keywords: Homer; Tale of the Heike; Greek epic; classical Japanese literature; comparative literature
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Classical Studies
Item ID: 3711
Depositing User: Naoko Yamagata
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3711
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