Oral Tradition and Written Record in Classical Athensby Rosalind Thomas
Pub. Date: 03/09/1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Despite its written literature, ancient Greece was in many ways an oral society. The first significant attempt to study the implications of this view stresses the coexistence of literacy and oral tradition and examines their character and interaction.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture Series, #18
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Literacy, written record and oral communication; 2. Family tradition; 3. Genealogy and family tradition: the intrusion of writing; 4. Official tradition? Polis tradition and the epitaphios; 5. The liberation of Athens and the 'Alcmaeonid tradition'; Epilogue; Appendix: early Greek lists; Chronological table; Bibliography; Index.
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