Homer and the Oral Tradition

Homer and the Oral Tradition

by G. S. Kirk
     
 

In this 1976 volume, Geoffrey Kirk considers the nature of oral and epic poetry, and the meaning of an oral tradition.See more details below

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In this 1976 volume, Geoffrey Kirk considers the nature of oral and epic poetry, and the meaning of an oral tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521136716
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/25/2010
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
402,996
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Homer: the meaning of an oral tradition; 2. Dark Age and oral poet; 3. War and the warrior in the Homeric poems; 4. The oral and the literary epic; 5. Homer and modern oral poetry: some confusions; 6. Homer's Iliad and ours; 7. Verse-structure and sentence-structure in Homer; 8. Formular language and oral quality; 9. The search for the real Homer; Index.

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