Orality, Literacy and Performance in the Ancient World: Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World, vol. 9

Orality, Literacy and Performance in the Ancient World: Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World, vol. 9

by Elizabeth Minchin (Editor)



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004217744
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements , #335
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Minchin, PhD (1990) in Classics, Australian National University, teaches Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature at the ANU. Her research field is Homer and memory. Recent publications are Homer and the Resources of Memory and Homeric Voices.

Contributors include: Deborah Beck, Anna Bonifazi, Mathilde Cambron-Goulet, James Collins, David Elmer, Adrian Kelly, Jeroen Lauwers, Patrizia Marzillo, Jonathan Ready, Ruth Scodel, Niall Slater and McComas Taylor.

Table of Contents



Notes on Contributors

Elizabeth Minchin

Part I Poetry in Performance

Chapter 1 The Audience Expects: Penelope and Odysseus
Adrian Kelly

Chapter 2 The Presentation of Song in Homer's Odyssey
Deborah Beck

Chapter 3 Comparative Perspectives on the Composition of the Homeric Simile
Jonathon Ready

Chapter 4 Composing Lines, Performing Acts: Clauses, Discourse Acts, and
Melodic Units in a South Slavic Epic Song
Anna Bonifazi and David F. Elmer

Chapter 5 Works and Days as Performance
Ruth Scodel
Part II Literacy and Orality

Chapter 6 Empowering the Sacred: The Function of the Sanskrit Text in a
Contemporary Exposition of the Bhāgavatapurāṇa
McComas Taylor

Chapter 7 Prompts for Participation in Early Philosophical Texts
James Henderson Collins II

Chapter 8 Performing an Academic Talk: Proclus on Hesiod's Works and Days
Patrizia Marzillo

Chapter 9 The Criticism—and the Practice—of Literacy in the Ancient
Philosophical Tradition
Mathilde Cambron-Goulet

Chapter 10 Reading Books, Talking Culture: The Performance of Paideia in
Imperial Greek Literature
Jeroen Lauwers

Chapter 11 Eumolpus Poeta at Work: Rehearsed Spontaneity in the Satyricon
Niall Slater

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