Narrators, Narratees, and Narratives in Ancient Greek Literature: Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative, Volume One
Irene J. F. De Jong, René Nünlist, Angus M. Bowie
BRILL, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 583 pages
This is the first in a series of volumes which together will provide an entirely new history of ancient Greek (narrative) literature. Its organization is formal rather than biographical. It traces the history of central narrative devices, such as the narrator and his narratees, time, focalization, characterization, description, speech, and plot. It offers not only analyses of the handling of such a device by individual authors, but also a larger historical perspective on the manner in which it changes over time and is put to different uses by different authors in different genres. The first volume lays the foundation for all volumes to come, discussing the definition and boundaries of narrative, and the roles of its producer, the narrator, and recipient, the narratees.
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Introduction Narratological theory on narrators narratees and narratives IJF de Jong
Part One Epic and elegiac poetry
Part Two Historiography
Part Three Choral lyric
Part Four Drama
Part Five Oratory
Part Six Philosophy
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Aeschines Aetia Agamemnon Anabasis analepses ancient Andocides anonymous Apollo Apollonius Argonautica Argonauts Athenian audience authority Bacchylides beginning Calasiris Callimachus characterization characters Chloe chorus Clitophon Cnemon contrast Cyrus Damis Daphnis device dialogue digressions direct speech discussion divine dramatic embedded narratives epic Euripides example explicit external fact first-person frame function gods Greek Hellenica Heracles Herodotean Herodotus Hesiod historians Homer Homeric hymns hymns interlocutor internal narrator introduces ISBN 90 Lucian Marincola 1997 marked messenger metanarrative Muses myth narratee’s narratological narrator and narratee narrator’s narratorial interventions novel Odysseus omniscience oration overt passage past Persian person philosophical Pindar play Plutarch poem poet Polybius praise present primary narrator proem prologue question rative rator readers recounts references rhetorical role Roman second-person secondary narrator sections Seven against Thebes Socrates song speak speaker story tell Thucydides tion tive told Xenophon Xiph Zeus