oa Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Writing and the epic

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141



Many scholars make the claim that the first European epics, as we know them in the Iliad and the Odyssey, were originally transmitted orally over a long period and then committed to writing 1, This view, however, in the light of recent discoveries and the new spate of studies on the epics needs revision.

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