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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: Arts > Classical Studies
Item ID: 3712
Depositing User: Naoko Yamagata
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:31
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