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The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Derek Attridge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The question this book addresses is whether, in addition to its other roles, poetry—or a cultural practice we now call poetry—has, across the two-and-a-half millennia from the composition of the ... More


Classical Greece to Ptolemaic Alexandria: Writers and Readers

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

When the Phoenician alphabet was adapted for use in Greece remains a matter of debate, but the impact of writing on poetry appears most clearly around the end of the sixth century BC when papyrus ... More


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