ERIC Number: ED046283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Hainsworth, J. B.
The problem of understanding oral poetics, or oral traditional poetry, is examined in this survey of contemporary Homeric scholarship in England. The Homeric problem, as it is reflected in both the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey", is considered in four key areas, including: (1) the poetic text, (2) comparative methodology, (3) the craft of the poet, and (4) the art of oral composition. Commentary is limited to observations on the background of the poems, the culture, and sociological information relevant to the two epic poems. (RL)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Classical Literature, Content Analysis, Cultural Background, Epics, Greek Literature, Literary Criticism, Literary Styles, Literature, Poetry, Poets, Speech Communication, Textual Criticism
Joint Association of Classical Teachers, Dept. of Education, The University, Sheffield 10, England ($.75)
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Authoring Institution: Joint Association of Classical Teachers, Oxford (England).
Identifiers: Homer; Iliad; Odyssey
Note: Greece and Rome: New Surveys in the Classics No. 3