Hermes 148 (3):259 (2020)

This article aims to contribute to the current debate on how imitation in early Greek epic can be identified and assessed. Two divine scenes in Iliad Book 7 and Odyssey Book 13 are compared in the light of their traditional background and contextual significance. It is suggested that there are grounds to interpret this as a case of imitation on the Odyssey poet's part which, however, was not necessarily meant to elicit recognition of the subtext. A methodological point is made by showing that it is possible to argue for a specific intertextual relation by considering the traditional techniques involved.
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