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Unformatted text preview: Before Alexandria library, we are not sure how Homeric works were transmitted. Phoenician alphabet system influenced Greek spelling system and indirectly facilitated Greek literacy. Background: Syllabary consists of 87 lettersit was unproductive form of writing and did not last long. Phoenicians alphabets consist of 25 lettersPhoenician alphabets was adapted to Greek around 8 th BC , just about Homers time. The Language of Homeric Epics: Rhapsode oral poetry. Homeric epics were originally oral compositions. Textology studies of the text Difficulty to translate Homeric epicstranslators thus have powerful effect on the tone of the text Attic, Ionic and Aeolic dialects are the major languages used in Homeric works. Epithets Ex: Hectorthe shining helmet...
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '08