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

Author
Havelock, Eric A. (Eric Alfred), 1903-1988 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1982.
Description
viii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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Series
Princeton series of collected essays [More in this series]
Summary note
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 Europe. --back cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • The oral and written word: a reappraisal
  • Spoken sound and inscribed sign
  • The pre-Greek syllabaries
  • The Greek alphabet
  • Transcription of the code of a non-literate culture
  • The character and content of the code
  • The ancient art of oral poetry
  • The alphabetization of Homer
  • The preliteracy of the Greeks
  • Thoughtful Hesiod
  • Preliteracy and the presocratics
  • The oral composition of Greek drama
  • Aftermath of the alphabet.
ISBN
  • 0691093962
  • 9780691093963
  • 0691000263 ((pbk.))
  • 9780691000268 ((pbk.))
LCCN
81047133
OCLC
7923089
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