Voice into text : orality and literacy in ancient Greece / edited by Ian Worthington.

Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1996.
1 online resource (x, 232 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations.


Summary note
This volume deals with orality and literacy in ancient Greece and what consideration of these areas yields for that society, its literature, traditions and practices. Individual chapters focus on art, comedy, historiography, oratory, religion, rhetoric, philosophy, poetry, tragedy, and on orality in contemporary cultures (Greek and South African), which have a bearing on the ancient world. By considering such factors as oral elements in various genres and practices and how these have shaped the texts we have today, as well as the extent of literacy and the impact of literacy on oral traditions and on singers/writers, the book presents another insight into ancient Greek society and its people.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-230) and index.
  • Preliminary Material / Ian Worthington
  • The Performance of Lists and Catalogues in the Homeric Epics / Elizabeth Minchin
  • Homer and Avdo: Investigating Orality through External Consistency / W. Merritt Sale
  • Time and Timelessness in the Traditions of Early Greek Oral Poetry and Archaic Vase-Painting / Anne Mackay
  • Self-Correction, Spontaneity, and Orality in Archaic Poetry / Ruth Scodel
  • Literary Awareness in Euripides and his Audience / C.W. Marshall
  • Literacy and Old Comedy / Niall W. Slater
  • Written and Spoken in the First Sophistic / Neil O'Sullivan
  • Orality and Plato's Narrative Dialogues / Harold Tarrant
  • Oral Xenophon / Douglas Kelly
  • Greek Oratory and the Orauliterate Division / Ian Worthington
  • Wingy Mysteries in Divinity / Carol G. Thomas
  • Aptera EPE-The Canon of Modern Greek Oral Poetry / Stathis Gauntlett
  • Orality and Literacy in the Poetic Traditions of Archaic Greece and Southern Africa / Richard Whitaker
  • Bibliography / Ian Worthington
  • Index / Ian Worthington
  • Supplements To Mnemosyne / J.M. Bremer , L. F. Janssen , H. Pinkster , H. W. Pleket , C.J. Ruijgh and P.H. Schrijvers.
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