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Defining Greek Narrative free pdf This book examines what is distinct, what is shared and what is universal in Greek narrative tradition. This is the 'Classic' narratology that has been widely applied to classical texts is aimed at a universal taxonomy for describing narratives. More recently, 'new narratologies' have begun linking the formal characteristics of narrative to their historical and ideological contexts. This volume attempts such a rethinking for Greek literature. It has two closely related objectives: to define what is characteristically Greek in Greek narratives of different periods and genres, and to see how narrative techniques and concerns develop over time. The 15 distinguished contributors explore questions such as: How is Homeric epic like and unlike Gilgamesh and the Hebrew Bible? What do Greek historians consistently fail to tell us, having learned from the tradition what to ignore? How does lyric modify narrative techniques from other genres?

About Douglas Cairns

Douglas Cairns is Professor of Classics at the University of Edinburgh. Ruth Scodel is D. R. Shackleton Bailey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Michigan.

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Author : Douglas Cairns
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Data Published : 30 June 2014
ISBN : 0748680101
EAN : 9780748680108
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 552 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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