Egbert J. Bakker

Alvan Talcott Professor of Classics
Egbert J. Bakker is Professor of Classics at Yale University. He is the author of many books, including Pointing at the Past: From Formula to Performance in Homeric Poetics and The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey.

Poetry in Speech
Orality and Homeric Discourse
Egbert J. Bakker
Applying linguistic theory to the study of Homeric style, Egbert J. Bakker offers a highly innovative approach to oral poetry, particularly the poetry of Homer. By situating formulas and other features of oral style within the wider contexts of spoken language and communication, he moves the study of oral poetry beyond the landmark work of...





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