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The Genesis of Homeric Poetry (a Brief Synthesis): The ‘Intemporizing’ Cataloguer

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a natural history or ‘just so’ story of how Homeric poetry came about in place of the fantasy of generations of extemporizing bards, and the crudity of metrical building blocks. A ... More


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