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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: July 2019

Introduction

Summary

In the Introduction, the author goes through conceptual metaphor theory and conceptual blending theory, illustrating how conceptual metaphors arise from the embodied and cultural situation of human actors. He then argues that such approaches are productive when it comes to Homer, allowing us to understand entire domains of experience in coherent ways. He also argues that the Homeric corpus is important for the modern theory in general, since Homer represents the earliest sustained text in the unbroken western tradition in which time, speech, and thought are described.