The 'Classic' narratology that has been broadly utilized to classical texts is aimed toward a common taxonomy for describing narratives. extra lately, 'new narratologies' have started linking the formal features of narrative to their ancient and ideological contexts. This quantity seeks one of these rethinking for Greek literature. It has heavily comparable targets: to outline what's typically Greek in Greek narratives of alternative sessions and genres, and to work out how narrative options and matters increase over time.
The 15 uncommon members discover questions resembling: How is Homeric epic like and in contrast to Gilgamesh and the Hebrew Bible? What do Greek historians constantly fail to inform us, having discovered from the culture what to disregard? How does lyric adjust narrative suggestions from different genres?
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