This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2017-2018
- Literary composition and performance in the social, political and cultural context of the Early Archaic Period.
- Transmission of ancient literary works through oral or written traditions.
- Early Archaic cultural concepts and institutions conveyed by the epic tradition.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of this seminar, students will be able to correctly use the main relevant concepts. They will be able to develop a detailed commentary about a text similar to those commented during the lectures.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Ph. Brunet, Naissance de la littérature dans la Grèce ancienne, 1997.
W. Burkert, The Orientalizing Revolution. Near Eastern Influence on Greek Culture in the Early Archaic Age, 1995².
V. Du Sablon, Le système conceptuel de l'ordre du monde dans la pensée grecque à l'époque archaïque, 2014.
J. M. Foley, A companion to ancient epic, 2005.
A. Lord, The Singer of Tales, 1960.
G. Nagy, Le Meilleur des Achéens. La fabrique du héros dans la poésie grecque archaïque, 1994 = The Best of the Achaeans. Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry, 1999.
G. Nagy, La poésie en acte : Homère et autres chants, 2000 = Poetry as Performance, 1996.
M. L. West, The Making of the Iliad. Disquisition and Analytical Commentary, 2011.
M. L. West, The East Face of Helicon. West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth, 1999.