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The quantity represents the 7th within the sequence on Orality and Literacy within the old Greek and Roman Worlds. It includes a set of essays at the importance and dealing of reminiscence in historic texts and visible documentation, from contexts either oral (or oral-derived) and literate. The authors talk about quite a few interpretations of 'memory' in Homeric epic, lyric poetry, tragedy, historic inscriptions, oratory, and philosophy, in addition to within the replication of historic artistic endeavors, and in Greek vase inscriptions. They current for this reason a wide-ranging research of reminiscence as a basic school underlying the creation and reception of texts and fabric documentation in a society that gently moved from an basically oral to an basically literate tradition.

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793). Its presence here, an expedient, demonstrates the poet’s strong inclination to pin events to a location: see also Kirk (1985: 245). Cf. )” stayed in the poet’s mind. Hence the poet’s second reference at 151. 415) also serves as a focus for action: it is the meeting place for the elders as they hold council on the battlefield. 349-51) to allow their horses to drink. At this point Hermes approaches. 34-135). 349-51, 692-94). Just as the fig tree and the oak tree of the Iliad become emblems of Troy and the promise of safety within its walls, so the river and the ford, in the poet’s mind and in ours, serve as boundarymarkers, the place at which Greeks and Trojans may meet.

On the structuralist distinction between story and discourse, see Richardson (1990: 3): “Each narrative has two parts: a story (histoire), the content or chain of events [ ... ” The narrator is the link between story and discourse. 12 Jong (1987: 18-20, and 32). 13 On the notion of performative dynamic of narrative and on metanarrative indications by storytellers, see Bauman (1986: 98-100). ” In order to point out anomalous abrupt discontinuities in some incipit instances in respect of the end of the preceding book (for example, change of time, of location, and of characters simultaneously), Heiden (2000) surveys some customary elements of narrative continuity and lists literature on the topic.

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