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- DescriptionThe essays in Between Orality and Literacy address how oral and literature practices intersect as messages, texts, practices, and traditions move and change, because issues of orality and literacy are especially complex and significant when information is transmitted over wide expanses of time and space or adapted in new contexts. Their topics range from Homer and Hesiod to the New Testament and Gaius' Institutes, from epic poetry and drama to vase painting, historiography, mythography, and the philosophical letter. Repeatedly they return to certain issues. Writing and orality are t mutually exclusive, and their interaction is t always in a single direction. Authors, whether they use writing or t, try to control the responses of a listening audience. A variable tradition can be fixed, t just by writing as a techlogy, but by such different processes as the establishment of a Panhellenic version of an Attic myth and a Hellenistic city's creation of a single celebratory history.
- Author BiographyRuth Scodel (PhD, Harvard 1978) is D. R. Shackleton Bailey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Michigan. Her many publications on Greek literature emphasize Homer and tragedy, including Greek Tragedy: an Introduction for Students (2010).
- Date of Publication06/06/2014
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleMnemosyne, Supplements
- Series Part/Volume Number367
- Place of PublicationLeiden
- Country of PublicationNetherlands
- Weight741 g
- Width160 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byRuth Scodel
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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