Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond
Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature Director Center for Hellenic Studies Gregory Nagy
Cambridge University Press, Jan 26, 1996 - History - 254 pages
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
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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
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Multiform epic and Aristarchus quest for the real Homer
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