Homer, Hesiod and the Achaean Heritage of Oral Poetry

  title={Homer, Hesiod and the Achaean Heritage of Oral Poetry},
  author={J. A. Notopoulos},
  • J. A. Notopoulos
  • Published 1960
  • Art
  • Hesperia
  • JtN the light of present day Homeric and archaeological studies a re-examination is needed of the relation of Homer to Hesiod.' This study of the survival of Achaean oral poetry 2 in the mainland and in Ionia in the eighth and seventh centuries hopes to throw new light on this relation. The problem which this study poses is whether there is a direct continuity of the Achaean tradition of oral poetry in the mainland from the preclassical to the classical period. Is it possible that there could… CONTINUE READING
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