Defining Greek Narrative - Edinburgh Leventis Studies (Hardback)
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Defining Greek Narrative - Edinburgh Leventis Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 392 Pages / Published: 30/06/2014
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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?

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748680108
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 734 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 36 mm


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"This volume offers original and compelling treatments of the 'Greekness' of Greek narrative, and it is a provocative beginning to what promises to be a long and exciting conversation...Tradition and innovation meet in this collection, and most stimulating are those essays that combine methodologies, wedding formal analysis with literary interpretation...This is a valuable book, both for the quality of the individual essays and the scholarship that it is sure to generate."--Robin J. Greene, Providence College in Bryn Mawr Classical Review


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