Literacy and Orality in Ancient Greece

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 25, 1992 - History - 201 pages
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This book explores the role of written and oral communication in Greece and is the first systematic and sustained treatment at this level. It examines the recent theoretical debates about literacy and orality and explores the uses of writing and oral communication, and their interaction, in ancient Greece. It sets the significance of written and oral communication as much as possible in their social and historical context, and stresses the specifically Greek characteristics in their use. It draws together the results of recent studies and suggests further avenues of inquiry. All ancient evidence is translated.
  

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Contents

Literacy and orality
5
Oral poetry
29
literacy and oral
52
between
74
Orality performance and memorial
101
the profusion of writing
128
the Roman world
158
Bibliographical essay
171
Index
198
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