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Published: 25 September 2019

384 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198835066

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Orality, Textuality, and the Homeric Epics

An Interdisciplinary Study of Oral Texts, Dictated Texts, and Wild Texts

Jonathan L. Ready

  • Traces the intricate history of Homeric texts from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period, long before the emergence of standardized written texts of the Iliad and the Odyssey
  • Addresses central components of the Homeric tradition from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives, drawing on material and approaches from classical studies to folklore and from religious studies to medieval studies
  • Includes English translations of all foreign and ancient languages, ensuring accessibility to readers regardless of language familiarity