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The Milman Parry collection of records and transcriptions of South Slavic heroic poetry is now in the Widener Library of Harvard University.
In formulating a consistent picture of what Homeric poetry was and what the conditions were that allowed it to come into being, his work continues to have a major impact in classics
In formulating a consistent picture of what Homeric poetry was and what the conditions were that allowed it to come into being, his work continues to have a major impact in classics. This is a paperback reissue of a title first published by Clarendon Press in 1970.
Milman Parry, who died in 1935 while a young assistant profess. Adam Parry, the late son of the scholar, has translated the French dissertations, written an introduction on the life and intellectual development of his father, and provided a survey of later work on Homer conducted in Parry's glorious tradition. Apr 10, 2014 Josh Brown rated it it was amazing. If you know enough Greek (you probably don't need to know that much) this is absolutely worth it.
Yet Parry's articles and French original contributions to the study of Homer-have until now been difficult to obtain. The Making of Homeric Verse for the first time collects these landmark works in one volume together with Parry's unpublished .
Making of Homeric Verse : The Collected Papers of Milman Parry.
Milman Parry, hailed as the Darwin of Homeric scholar ship, was among the first . Few have read his actual papers What Parry discovered-and this as a mere graduate student with only.
Milman Parry, hailed as the Darwin of Homeric scholar ship, was among the first men to conceive of literature not merely in terms of genre; but of media. Until the publication of this volume, Parry was known mostly through footnotes and the effusive acknowledgments of the many scholars his work inspired. Few have read his actual papers. All know that Milman Parry died at 33 in tragic accident. What Parry discovered-and this as a mere graduate student with only instinct as inspiration-was that Homer was oral poetry, that the making of Homeric verse had nothing to do with writing.
An address delivered by Milman Parry, as Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin, before the Board of Overseers of Harvard College at a meeting on 1 5 May 1934 ; first published in Harvard Alumni Bulletin 38 ( 1 936), 778-82, and reprinted by permission.
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The collected papers of. Milman parry. At the clarendon press. Paris Frontispiece MILMAN PARRY in native costume and with a Turkish cigarette-holder facing page 438 ABBREVIATIONS. THE abbreviations used for Milman Parry's own works are shown in the List of Contents. Other abbreviations: AJA American Journal of Archaeology.