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Homer and Huso I: The Singer's Rests in Greek and Southslavic Heroic Song
Albert B. Lord
Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association
Vol. 67 (1936), pp. 106-113
Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/283230
Page Count: 8
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Would Homer have divided the Iliad and Odyssey into chants? A study of the long heroic songs in the Southslavic region sheds some light on this problem. The Yugoslav singer, when not interfered with by his audience, will pause at almost any point in the narrative to rest himself or to put off the singing to another occasion. Hence there can be no fixed divisions in the oral epic in Yugoslavia. Finally, after due consideration, this conclusion is applied to the Homeric poems.
Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association © 1936 American Philological Association