The Making of Homeric Verse by Milman Parry

This book is a comprehensive study of the structure and formation of the earliest form of Greek poetry, the Homeric verse. It explores the oral tradition of the Homeric epics, suggesting that they were originally composed and performed by illiterate bards who used a complex system of formulaic language to create and remember the epic poems. The book also investigates the influence of the oral tradition on the written versions of the epics, offering a new understanding of the development of ancient Greek literature.

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