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Written Voices, Spoken Signs

Tradition, Performance, and the Epic Text

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$68.00 • £54.95 • €61.00

ISBN 9780674962606

Publication Date: 07/01/1997


320 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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  • Introduction [Egbert Bakker and Ahuvia Kahane]
  • 1. Storytelling in the Future: Truth, Time, and Tense in Homeric Epic [Egbert Bakker]
  • 2. Writing the Emperor’s Clothes On: Literacy and the Production of Facts [Franz H. Bäuml]
  • 3. Traditional Signs and Homeric Art [John Miles Foley]
  • 4. The Inland Ship: Problems in the Performance and Reception of Homeric Epic [Andrew Ford]
  • 5. Hexameter Progression and the Homeric Hero’s Solitary State [Ahuvia Kahane]
  • 6. Similes and Performance [Richard P. Martin]
  • 7. Ellipsis in Homer [Gregory Nagy]
  • 8. Types of Orality in Text [Wulf Oesterreicher]
  • 9. The Medial Approach: A Paradigm Shift in the Philologies? [Ursula Schaefer]
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index

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