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On anaphors expressing empathy in literary texts, cf. in particular Daneš (1990) and Conte (1999: 75–81). 38 As an instance of αὐτός conveying discourse prominence I cite Od. ’ (translation Lattimore). Not only is the speaker Alcinous keeping individuals distinct from objects, but he also makes those individuals the prominent topic of discourse; indeed, clauses at 575–6 focus on them as well. On ‘locally free reflexives’ marking discourse prominence in English literature, cf. Baker (1995). 39 As an instance of αὐτός marking reflexivity in indirect discourse I cite Il.

11) in Lambrecht (1994: 51)) This utterance is most naturally interpreted as an assertion that the speaker ‘finally met someone’. Only this part of the utterance is new and truly informative. By contrast, the material in the restrictive relative clause does not have a high information value: it is pragmatically presupposed that the addressee already knows that a certain woman moved in downstairs from the speaker. That fact already belongs to the pool of shared knowledge between the speaker and addressee, the so-called common ground.

You will know this as well: you will be the easier for the Achaeans to slaughter, now that that one is dead. (Il. 242–44; Priam to the Trojans) On his way to Achilles’ tent, Priam warns the Trojans about the lethal dangers they have to face since Hector has died. κεῖνος does not express only the love and respect of a father, but also the praise and attitude of veneration by the community toward a hero who has died in war. An opposite—but equally emphatic—feeling is expressed by means of κεῖνος in the following case: 28 As for the exceptions: at Il.

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