On the etymology of προοίμιον (prooímion)

2021.11.01, re-written 2021.11.07 | By Gregory Nagy John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (1829-1908), Penelope at her loom (1864). Image via Wikimedia Commons. §0. This essay connects—and updates—arguments I have presented in previous writings that are listed under my name in the Bibliography below and that are hereafter abbreviated… Read more