Voice into Text

Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece
 
 
Brill (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 1. November 1995
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 232 Seiten
978-90-04-10431-0 (ISBN)
 
Classicists, Oralists, Ancient Historians, Comparative Literists, as well as those interested in ancient societies, sociology, drama, literature and religion.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • mit Schutzumschlag
10 Ill.
  • Höhe: 246 mm
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  • Breite: 167 mm
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  • Dicke: 21 mm
  • 630 gr
978-90-04-10431-0 (9789004104310)
9004104313 (9004104313)
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Ian Worthington, Ph.D. (1987) in Classics, Monash Univeristy, is Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Tasmania. He has published extensively on Greek history and oratory, including A Historical Commentary on Dinarchus (Michigan, 1992), Persuasion, Greek Rhetoric in Action (Routledge, 1994) and Ventures Into Greek History (OUP, 1994).
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.
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