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date: 05 August 2020

narrative, narration 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

Interest in narrative is developing fast. Two branches of this ‘narratology’ may be distinguished. The one is oriented towards the ‘story’ as signified (‘what happened’); the other is oriented rather towards the narrative as signifier (‘the way it is told’). Both approaches have been widely applied in classical studies, but the first has perhaps been more successful in the anthropological study of myth (... ...

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