“CONversation” Language can be manipulated.
“The news was quicker in Troy’s time” The gods could react a lot quicker than we can.
“O troubled reflection / O Throat, O throbbing heart” See me, not just shadows, hear me, understand me. I sing and I hurt and I want to be understood.
“periplum” is as good a word as any, even if it’s not (formally) a word. Perhaps this is Pound’s “Yes” (from Joyce).