Orality and literacy in the Demotic tales /

In Orality and Literacy in the Demotic Tales , Jacqueline E. Jay extrapolates from the surviving ancient Egyptian written record hints of the oral tradition that must have run alongside it. The monograph's main focus is the intersection of orality and literacy in the extremely rich corpus of De...

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Main Author: Jay, Jacqueline E.

Format: eBook

Language: English

Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]

Series: Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 81.
Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity E-Books Online, Collection 2016, ISBN: 9789004303812.


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Call Number: PJ1871

Table of Contents:
  • Preliminary Material
  • Introduction
  • 1 Orality, Literacy, and the Development of Egyptian Narrative Literature
  • 2 Going Deeper: The Evidence for Orality
  • 3 The Inaros Cycle and the Egyptian "Homeric Question"
  • 4 Other Demotic Narratives
  • 5 Egyptian Literature and the Greek Novel
  • Conclusion
  • Index of Passages
  • General Index.