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- DescriptionOffers a historical model for understanding how, when, where, and why the Iliad and the Odyssey were ultimately preserved as written texts. This book draws on the comparative evidence provided by living oral epic traditions, in which each performance of a song often involves a recomposition of the narrative.
- Author BiographyGregory Nagy has been the Director of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., since 2000, and continues to serve as the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University.
- Author(s)Gregory Nagy
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication01/06/1996
- GenreLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight596 g
- Width153 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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