The literate revolution in Greece and its cultural consequences / Eric A. Havelock.

Havelock, Eric Alfred [Browse]
  • Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1982]
  • 1982
1 online resource (viii, 362 p. ) ill. ;


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This volume brings together studies by a distinguished classical scholar that address specific problems associated with the development of literacy in ancient Greece. The articles were written over a twenty-year period and published individually in various journals and books. They deal with Greece's technological and intellectual transition from a preliterate to a literate culture, showing the effects registered by the introduction of the alphabet as the written word came to replace its oral counterpart in the literature of Greece and of Eur pe.Eric A. Havelock is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Classics at Yale University. His numerous publications include The Liberal Temper in Greek Politics (Yale), Preface to Plato (Harvard), and The Greek Concept of Justice (Harvard).Originally published in 1982.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Mai 2019)
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Language note
In English.
  • Front matter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. The Oral and the Written Word: A Reappraisal
  • 2. Spoken Sound and Inscribed Sign
  • 3. The Pre-Greek Syllabaries
  • 4. The Greek Alphabet
  • 5. Transcription of the Code of a Non-Literate Culture
  • 6. The Character and Content of the Code
  • 7. The Ancient Art of Oral Poetry / Havelock, Eric A.
  • 8. The Alphabetization of Homer / Havelock, Eric A.
  • 9. The Preliteracy of the Greeks / Havelock, Eric A.
  • 10. Thoughtful Hesiod
  • 11. Preliteracy and the Presocratics / Havelock, Eric A.
  • 12. The Oral Composition of Greek Drama / Havelock, Eric A.
  • 13. Aftermath of the Alphabet
  • Index
  • 0-691-65568-5
  • 0-691-19658-3
  • 0-691-09396-2
  • 857214213
  • 1100462972
  • 1128463073
  • 10.1515/9780691196589
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