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Author Kirk, G. S. (Geoffrey Stephen), 1921- author

Title Homer and the oral tradition / G. S. Kirk
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1976


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 MELB  880.1 H7662 Z/Kjh  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Preface; 1. Homer: the meaning of an oral tradition; 2. Dark Age and oral poet; 3. War and the warrior in the Homeric poems; 4. The oral and the literary epic; 5. Homer and modern oral poetry: some confusions; 6. Homer's Iliad and ours; 7. Verse-structure and sentence-structure in Homer; 8. Formular language and oral quality; 9. The search for the real Homer; Index
Analysis Epic poetry in Greek Homer related to folk poetry
Folk poetry related to epic poetry of Homer
Notes Includes indexes, page 219-223
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Homer -- Criticism and interpretation -- Collected works
Homer -- Criticism and interpretation.
Homer -- Technique.
Homer. Iliad.
Epic poetry -- History and criticism -- Collected works
Epic poetry -- History and criticism.
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Oral-formulaic analysis.
Oral tradition.
Oral tradition -- Greece.
Rhetoric, Ancient.
LC no. 76007806
ISBN 0521213096