Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond
With Homeric poetry, it is argued that no single definitive text could evolve until the oral traditions in which the epic was grounded became obsolete. In the watershed era of Aristarchus, around 150 BC, the gradual movement from relatively more fluid to more rigid stages of Homeric transmission reached a near-final point of textualization.
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a brief survey of concepts and aims
Mimesis and the making of identity in poetic performance
The Homeric nightingale and the poetics of variation in the art of a troubadour
Mimesis models of singers and the meaning of a Homeric epithet
Mimesis of Homer and beyond
Mimesis in lyric Sapphos Aphrodite and the Changing Woman of the Apache
Fixed text in theory shifting words in performance
Multiform epic and Aristarchus quest for the real Homer
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