Homero e as palavras aladas

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Today it is practically impossible to have a debate on the power of spoken vs. writtenword and the blurred borders between oral expression, writing and memory, withoutreferring to the enforced authority of Homer. The Homeric Poems, being the mostancient milestone of the literary genre in Europe, are also and paradoxically a uniqueproduct of oral tradition. Such evidence has been discussed in the field of philologicalresearch for the last centuries and is attested not only formally, via the complexcompositional technique of the epic formulas, but it also emerges in the thematic andsymbolic options inherent to poetic creation.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publication'Verba Volant'? Oralidade, escrita, e memória
EditorsAna Paula Pinto, Maria José Lopes, António Melo, João Carlos Onofre Pinto, Álvaro Balsas
PublisherAletheia – Associação Científica e Cultural
ISBN (Electronic)9789726972983
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018


  • Homer
  • Bard
  • Formulation
  • Oral expression
  • Memory

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