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Plato, memory, and performance

Yamagata, Naoko (2005). Plato, memory, and performance. Oral Tradition, 20(1) pp. 111–129.

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An examination of evidence for the oral culture at the time of Plato in his dialogues, especially Ion and Phaedrus. It looks at the way performances of poetry and rhetorical speeches were regarded, recorded and retrieved, both orally and in writing. It also examines the attitude to poetic inspiration in ancient Greece in comparison with cross-cultural evidence from anthropological studies.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1542-4308
Keywords: performance; orality; Plato; Homer; Ion; Phaedrus; speeches; memory; writing; inspiration; anthropology; oral communication; Greece; classical history
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 3712
Depositing User: Naoko Yamagata
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 09:50
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