Literacy and Orality in Ancient Greece by Rosalind Thomas
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Literacy and Orality in Ancient Greece
By Rosalind Thomas

Literacy and Orality in Ancient Greece

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Literacy and Orality in Ancient Greece by Rosalind Thomas

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This book explores the role of written and oral communication in Greece and is the first systematic and sustained treatment at this level. It examines the recent theoretical debates about literacy and orality and explores the uses of writing and oral communication, and their interaction, in ancient Greece. It is concerned to set the significance of written and oral communication as much as possible in their social and historical context, and to stress the specifically Greek characteristics in their use, arguing that the functions of literacy and orality are often fluid and culturally determined. It draws together the results of recent studies and suggests further avenues of enquiry. Individual chapters deal with (among other things) the role of writing in archaic Greece, oral poetry, the visual and monumental impact of writing, the performance and oral transmission even of written texts, and the use of writing by the city-states; there is an epilogue on Rome. All ancient evidence is translated.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521377423
ISBN-10: 0521377420
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Oral Tradition and Written Record in Classical Athens by Rosalind Thomas Oral Tradition and Written Record in Classical Athens, Paperback (December 1991)

Despite its written literature, ancient Greece was in many ways an oral society. This is the first major attempt to study the implications of this view.

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