Orality, Literacy and Performance in the Ancient World

Orality, Literacy and Performance in the Ancient World

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Drawn together from many disciplines by a common interest in oral theory, participants look in turn at poetry in performance and literacy and orality. The 11 papers in this collection consider such matters as the presentation of song in Homer's Odyssey, comparative perspectives on the composition of the Homeric simile, the function of the Sanskrit text in a contemporary exposition of the Bhagavatapurana, Proclus on Hesiod's Works and Days, the criticism and practice of literacy in the ancient philosophical tradition, and rehearsed spontaneity in the Satyricon. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Brill USA
This ninth Orality and Literacy volume considers oral composition, performance, reception, and the mutual interplay between oral performance and written text. Authors under consideration are Homer, Hesiod, Plato, Isocrates, orators of the Second Sophistic, and Proclus. Cross-cultural studies are included.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
ISBN: 9789004217751
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 268 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Minchin, Elizabeth


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