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Description - The Oral Traditional Background of Ancient Greek Literature by Gregory Nagy

Volume one of this carefully selected collection of critical writings on Greek Literature focuses on the oral traditional background of Ancient Greek literature. The nine volume set traces the Greek roots of all major literary genres-epic, lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy, history, oratory, and philosophy. With articles by noted scholars including Albert Bates Lord, Milman Parry, Diskin Clay, and Walter Burkert, this nine volume set covers Greek literature from the 6th century BC to the Byzantine era.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815336822
ISBN-10: 0815336829
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gregory Nagy

Gregory Nagy is Professor of Classics at Harvard University and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. He has written and edited numerous books on Greek literature, including Homeric Questions, The Everyman's Library The Iliad, Greek Mythology and Poetics, and Poetry as Performance.

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