Roger D. Woodard's The Textualization of the Greek Alphabet PDF

By Roger D. Woodard

ISBN-10: 1107028116

ISBN-13: 9781107028111

during this ebook, Roger D. Woodard argues that once the Greeks first started to use the alphabet, they seen themselves as members in a functionality phenomenon conceptually modeled at the performances of the oral poets. when you consider that a time older than Greek antiquity, the oral poets of Indo-European culture were known as 'weavers of phrases' - their extemporaneous functionality of poetry used to be 'word weaving'. With the coming of the recent know-how of the alphabet and the onset of Greek literacy, the very act of manufacturing written symbols used to be interpreted as a similar functionality task, albeit one during which virtually each person may well take part, not just the opt for few. It used to be this new conceptualization of and participation in functionality job via the hundreds that at last, or even quick, led to the death of oral composition in functionality in Greece. together with this research, Woodard analyzes a collection of copper plaques inscribed with repeated alphabetic sequence and a line of what he translates to be textual content, which attests to this archaic Greek conceptualization of the functionality of image crafting.

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