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Title Defining Greek narrative / edited by Douglas Cairns and Ruth Scodel.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 380 pages)
Series Edinburgh Leventis studies ; 7
Edinburgh Leventis studies ; 7.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-370) and index.
Language In English; with Ancient Greek texts with English translation.
Summary Narratologies, both 'classical' structuralist narratology and the 'new narratologies' of the past twenty years, have mostly been built around the novel. At the same time, the history of narrative methods has become a recognised area of scholarly discussion. While this work is not confined to the history of the novel, the novel tends to be most prominent. The volume as a whole shows how much remains to be explored once we study narrative historically; how much comparison can enhance our understanding of Greek; and how much the study of Greek narrative can contribute to narratology more broadly.
Contents 1 INTRODUCTION; PART I DEFINING THE GREEK TRADITION; 2 BEYOND AUERBACH: HOMERIC NARRATIVE AND THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH; 3 HOMERIC BATTLE NARRATIVE AND THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST; 4 NARRATIVE FOCUS AND ELUSIVE THOUGHT IN HOMER; 5 STRUCTURE AS INTERPRETATION IN THE HOMERIC ODYSSEY; PART II THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GREEK TRADITION; 6 EXEMPLARITY AND NARRATIVE IN THE GREEK TRADITION; 7 'WHERE DO I BEGIN?': AN ODYSSEAN NARRATIVE STRATEGY AND ITS AFTERLIFE; 8 SOME ANCIENT VIEWS ON NARRATIVE, ITS STRUCTURE AND WORKING; 9 WHO, SAPPHO?
10 the creative impact of the occasion: pindar's songs for the emmenids and horace's odes 1.2 and 4.211 narrative on the greek tragic stage; 12 stock situations, topoi and the greekness of greek historiography; 13 heliodorus the hellene; part iii beyond greece; 14 livy reading polybius: adapting greek narrative to roman history; 15 pamela and plato: ancient and modern epistolary narratives; 16 the anonymous traveller in european literature: a greek meme?; bibliography; index.
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Subject Greek literature -- History and criticism.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Rhetoric, Ancient.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Cairns, Douglas L., editor.
Scodel, Ruth, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Defining Greek narrative. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014] 9780748680108 (DLC) 2014432441 (OCoLC)868378634
ISBN 9780748680115 (electronic bk.)
074868011X (electronic bk.)
9780748680108
0748680101