Performing and Processing the Aeneid Bernard Grant Campbell

ISBN: 9780820452661

Published: October 8th 2001

Hardcover

180 pages


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Performing and Processing the Aeneid  by  Bernard Grant Campbell

Performing and Processing the Aeneid by Bernard Grant Campbell
October 8th 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 180 pages | ISBN: 9780820452661 | 9.17 Mb

Most critics and commentators on The Aeneid refer to Virgils audience as readers. Yet, before the advent of printing, texts were neither quantitatively multiple nor qualitatively identical. Furthermore, the formatting of texts was not especiallyMoreMost critics and commentators on The Aeneid refer to Virgils audience as readers. Yet, before the advent of printing, texts were neither quantitatively multiple nor qualitatively identical. Furthermore, the formatting of texts was not especially reader friendly. This book focuses on chirographic (manuscripted) texts as generally being performed orally and processed aurally.

Chirographic texts retained a massive oral residue. The realities of reciting to a listening rather than a reading audience presented a different set of problems to an ancient author than those faced by a modern author writing for a typographically literate audience.



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