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Voice and Voices: Homer and the Stewardship of Memory

Minchin, Elizabeth


The primary narratives of the Iliad and the Odyssey, which we associate with the voice of the poet, are elaborated and enhanced by a number of other tales, secondary narratives that are in almost every case spoken by one or another of the storyteller's characters. There has been abundant discussion of the content of secondary tales of this thematic kind, especially those of the Iliad, and their relationship to the story proper. I shall use this wealth of secondary narrative as a resource as I...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Voice and Voices in Antiquity: Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World, vol 11
DOI: .1163/9789004329737_003


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