The Laguage of Heroes: Speech and Performance in the Iliad

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Cornell University Press, 1989 - 265 páginas
Drawing on recent studies in ethnography and sociolinguistics, Richard Martin here sets forth a poetics of Homeric speeches, which he sees not merely as poetic creations but as the representation of an actual form of speaking in a traditional culture.

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Performance SpeechAct and Utterance i
17
Heroic Genres of Speaking
43
Heroes as Performers
89
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Edward McCrorie is a poet and translator whose works include several collections of poems and an acclaimed translation of Virgil's Aeneid. He is also a professor of English at Providence College. Richard P. Martin is the Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor of Classics at Stanford University and the author of several books, including The Language of Heroes: Speech and Performance in the Iliad and Myths of the Ancient Greeks.

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