The Textualization of the Greek Alphabet

The Textualization of the Greek Alphabet

Roger D. Woodard


during this booklet, Roger D. Woodard argues that after the Greeks first started to use the alphabet, they seen themselves as members in a functionality phenomenon conceptually modeled at the performances of the oral poets. due to the fact that a time older than Greek antiquity, the oral poets of Indo-European culture were known as "weavers of phrases" - their extemporaneous functionality of poetry used to be "word weaving." With the arriving of the hot expertise of the alphabet and the onset of Greek literacy, the very act of manufacturing written symbols was once interpreted as a similar functionality job, albeit one within which nearly each person may possibly take part, not just the opt for few. It was once this new conceptualization of and participation in functionality job through the loads that at last, or even fast, led to the death of oral composition in functionality in Greece. together with this research, Woodard analyzes a collection of copper plaques inscribed with repeated alphabetic sequence and a line of what he translates to be textual content, which attests to this archaic Greek conceptualization of the functionality of image crafting.

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