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Locating power: spatial signs of social ranking in Homer and the Tale of the Heike

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How do Homeric characters 'position' themselves spatially and figuratively in relation to each other? By comparing their behaviour and language with those of their counterparts in the Tale of the Heike, the medieval Japanese epic tale of warriors, it is evident that the spatial metaphor of 'high' and 'low' in ranking, common in Japanese and English, does not appear to be shared by Homer.

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