[INDOLOGY] Mbh stratification

Harry Spier hspier.muktabodha at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 23:39:13 UTC 2018

Is the relative frequency of epic forms and constructions in the
Mahabharata independent of the age of the section they appear in?  Or do
older parts of the Mahabharata have more epic forms than newer sections?

Are there any epic forms in the Bhagavadgita?

Harry Spier

On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 4:45 AM Oliver Hellwig via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear all,
> just a short PS for the Mbh stratification thread (Andrew, Joydeep and
> others): A follow-up paper to appear in 2019 (neural networks digesting
> all kinds of linguistic features and making temporal predictions based
> on them) seems to suggest that we can distinguish temporal strata in the
> Mbh. A detail study of the Bhishmaparvan produces results that are not
> too far away from some outcomes of philological research:
>   * BhG + the introductory chapters of Book 6: first few centuries CE
> (rather 200 CE++)
>   * Battle passages quite constantly placed in the centuries BCE
> Best, Oliver
> ---
> Oliver Hellwig, SFB 991 Düsseldorf, IVS Zürich
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