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Aspects of Orality and Greek Literature in the Roman Empire

Editor(s): Consuelo Ruiz-Montero
Contributors: Ewen Bowie, Harold Tarrant, Angelos Chantiotis, Antonio Stumacus, Loreto Nunez, Francesca Mestre, Mario Andreassi,
Series: Pierides

Book Description

Orality was the backbone of ancient Greek culture throughout its different periods. This volume will serve to deepen the reader’s knowledge of how Greek texts circulated during the Roman Empire. The studies included here approach the subject from both a literary and a sociocultural point of view, illuminating the interconnections between literary and social practices. Topics considered include epigraphy, the rhetoric of transmitting the texts, language and speech, performance, theatre, narrative representation, material culture, and the interaction of different cultures.

Since orality is a widespread phenomenon in the Greek-speaking world of the Roman Empire, this book draws the reader’s attention to under-researched texts and inscriptions.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3811-5
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3811-7
Date of Publication: 01/11/2019
Pages / Size: 405 / A5
Price: £76.99


Consuelo Ruiz-Montero studied Classical Philology at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and holds a PhD from the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. She is currently Professor of Greek Philology at the Universidad de Murcia. Her research interests focus on Greek rhetoric, koine Greek, and the Greek novel. Her publications include La estructura de la novela griega. Análisis funcional (1988) and La novela griega (2006), and several articles on different aspects of the genre.