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  1. Love, Sex and the Gods: Why Things Have Divine Names in Empedocles’ Poem, and Why They Come in Pairs.Catherine Rowett - 2016 - Rhizomata 4 (1):80-110.
  • Ancient Etymology and the Enigma of Okeanos.Elsa Bouchard - 2020 - Rhizomata 8 (1):107-131.
    Okeanos is at once a mythological figure and a philosophical concept appearing in many ancient accounts of the world. A frequent object of allegoresis, his cosmological role and his name posed an enigma to Homer’s readers, especially those with a rationalizing bent. This paper proposes that the paradoxical representation of Okeanos as a primordial generative power and a geographical limit may be explained by the influence of etymological speculation, which was a popular heuristic method used by Greek intellectuals from the (...)
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