Orality, Textuality, and the Homeric Epics

An Interdisciplinary Study of Oral Texts, Dictated Texts, and Wild Texts

Jonathan L. Ready
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Traces the intricate history of Homeric texts from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period, long before the emergence of standardized written texts of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Addresses central components of the Homeric tradition from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives, drawing on material and approaches from classical studies to folklore and from religious studies to medieval studies.

Includes English translations of all foreign and ancient languages, ensuring accessibility to readers regardless of language familiarity.