Posts Tagged by comparative study
|January 2, 2017||Filled under CHS Dialogues, Featured, Video Dialogue||
The combined research of Nagy and Davidson on ancient “Life of Homer” and medieval “Life of Ferdowsi” narratives respectively has shown that the traditional “biographies” about these two poets, as transmitted by a vast variety of communities, can be studied as sources of historical information about the reception of Homer and Ferdowsi.
Even though the stories about these poets’ lives are myths, the actual uses of the various different myths of various different communities are a matter of historical reality. Read more…