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Modes of reporting speech in Latin fictional narrative

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The thesis reviews the techniques employed by Latin authors up to the second century A.D. to report the spoken words and articulated thoughts of their characters. The study is principally devoted to continuous narratives of a fictitious kind: epic, 'epyllia' and prose fiction, although some consideration has been given to narratives in other genres for comparative purposes.

Several means are at the disposal of a narrator for presenting the discourse of his or her characters. What i...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
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Publication date:
1992
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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602330157
Deposit date:
2013-01-21

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