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Defining Greek Narrative

Douglas Cairns and Ruth Scodel


Narratologies, both ‘classical’ structuralist narratology and the ‘new narratologies’ of the past twenty years, have mostly been built around the novel. At the same time, the history of narrative methods has become a recognized area of scholarly discussion. While this work is not confined to the history of the novel, the novel tends to be most prominent. Meanwhile, structuralist narratology has been adapted and applied to ancient literary texts. These studies tend to go directly from an individual text to universals, showing that a Greek author uses a technique found in modern literatures, or ... More

Keywords: Comparison, Exemplarity, Structuralist Narratology, Occasionality, Historiography, Near Eastern Narrative, Homer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748680108
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Cairns, author
University of Edinburgh.

Ruth Scodel, author
University of Michigan

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