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Literary activity
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I. Greece

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A. Definition and general remarks

Literary activity (LA) is defined as any form of interaction between authors or interpreters of their work (e.g. Rhapsodes, actors) and others participating in their processes of production or reception (e.g. patrons, audience, readers). Three types of occasions are characteristic of LA from the Homeric period (late 8th cent. BC) to the last phase of the Hellenistic period (1st cent. BC): symposia ( Banquet II. C., for an audience of invited guests, limited in numbers), festivals (…

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Paulsen, Thomas (Bochum) and Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), “Literary activity”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e707250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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