Oral Tradition and Written Record in Classical Athens

Oral Tradition and Written Record in Classical Athens

ISBN-10:
0521350255
ISBN-13:
9780521350259
Pub. Date:
03/09/1989
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Overview

Oral Tradition and Written Record in Classical Athens

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521350259
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/09/1989
Series: Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture Series , #18
Pages: 336
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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