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Author Nagy, Gregory.

Title Poetry as performance : Homer and beyond / Gregory Nagy
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996


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 W'PONDS  880.1 H7662 Z/Nap  AVAILABLE
Description x, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. I. Mimesis and the making of identity in poetic performance. 1. The Homeric nightingale and the poetics of variation in the art of a troubadour. 2. Mimesis, models of singers, and the meaning of a Homeric epithet. 3. Mimesis of Homer and beyond. 4. Mimesis in lyric: Sappho's Aphrodite and the Changing Woman of the Apache -- Pt. II. Fixed text in theory, shifting words in performance. 5. Multiform epic and Aristarchus' quest for the real Homer. 6. Homer as script. 7. Homer as "scripture" -- Epilogue: dead poets and recomposed performers
Analysis Greek poetry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-247) and index
Subject Homer -- Criticism, Textual.
Homer -- Technique.
Epic poetry, Greek -- Criticism, Textual.
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Oral interpretation of poetry -- History -- To 1500.
Oral interpretation of poetry -- History.
Oral tradition -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Oral tradition -- Greece -- History.
Oral-formulaic analysis.
Performing arts -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Performing arts -- Greece -- History.
Transmission of texts.
LC no. 95013248
ISBN 0521551358 (hardback)
0521558484 (paperback)