The Oral Palimpsest: Exploring Intertextuality in the Homeric Epics

The Oral Palimpsest: Exploring Intertextuality in the Homeric Epics

by Christos Tsagalis
     
 

Oral intertextuality is an innate feature of the web of myth, whose interrelated fabrics allow the audience of epic songs access to an entire horizon of story variations. The Oral Palimpsest argues that just as the discarded text of a palimpsest still carries traces of its previous writing, so the Homeric tradition unfolds its awareness of alternate versions asSee more details below

Overview

Oral intertextuality is an innate feature of the web of myth, whose interrelated fabrics allow the audience of epic songs access to an entire horizon of story variations. The Oral Palimpsest argues that just as the discarded text of a palimpsest still carries traces of its previous writing, so the Homeric tradition unfolds its awareness of alternate versions as it reveals signs of their erasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674026872
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Series:
Hellenic Studies Series, #29
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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