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Mesopotamian Epic Literature: Oral Or Aural? Marianna E. Vogelzang

Mesopotamian Epic Literature: Oral Or Aural?

Marianna E. Vogelzang

Published January 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780773495388
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This text is a collection of studies on a defined problem in Mesopotamian literature. The broad topic of a possible oral or aural character of Akkadian and Sumerian epic poetry and its implications is treated in a number of ways, including aMoreThis text is a collection of studies on a defined problem in Mesopotamian literature. The broad topic of a possible oral or aural character of Akkadian and Sumerian epic poetry and its implications is treated in a number of ways, including a confrontation with traditional Oral-Formulaic Theory, an overview of Sumerian literary types which contrasts putative oral literature with historical literacy, a detailed analysis of the phonic features, and concentrations on specific structural features of Sumerian compositions in order to detect possible markers of either oral origins or aural performance and transmissions.