Performing and Processing «The Aeneid» (Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics #48) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 48 in the Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics series.

Description


Most critics and commentators on The Aeneid refer to Virgil's 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.

About the Author


The Author: B.G. Campbell is Professor Emeritus of English at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Rochester and his A.B. and his M.A. in Latin (Classics) from the State University of New York at Albany. He has published numerous articles in professional journals.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820452661
ISBN-10: 0820452661
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: October 8th, 2001
Pages: 180
Language: English
Series: Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics