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Endowed with eloquence: oral presentation in ancient Mesopotamia

@inproceedings{Clark1981EndowedWE,
  title={Endowed with eloquence: oral presentation in ancient Mesopotamia},
  author={J. Clark},
  year={1981}
}
Long before the Greek rhapsodes began their recitations of Homer, literature was spoken, sung, and read aloud for ancient Mesopotamian audiences. Assyriologists have compiled an abundance of evidence concerning what was being presented. Statements outlining methods and purposes of presentation are necessarily fewer and more tenuous. Oral presentation was used extensively in cult where antiphonal recitation is evidenced in congregational laments and some other liturgical hymns. Perhaps because… Expand

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