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S. , iv, 428–31) The Trojan army, by contrast, is anything but quiet: The Trojans were not silent: like the flocks that huddle countless in a rich man’s pens, waiting to yield white milk, and bleating loud continually as they hear their own lambs cry, just so the war-cry of the Trojans rose through all that army – not as a single note, not in a single tongue, but mingled voices of men from many countries. ” Quoted from Polybius, The Histories, X V , 12, 8–9, tr. R. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1925): vol.
Stanley J. Kahrl (Hamden C T : Archon, 1968): 317–51. For a fundamental criticism of the assumption on the part of traditional classical scholarship that Greek civilisation represents the birth of (superior) Western culture and arose without precedents or connections to an outside world, see the monumental work of Martin Bernal, Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (London: Free Association Books, 1987), vol. 1 of 3. Bernal argues for the validity of an “ancient” model, according to which Greek culture is the result of colonisation by Egyptians and Phoenicians around 1500 BC.
See also Svenbro, La Parole et le marbre, 188–89; 205–207. 58 59 17 Homer and Genre According to Svenbro, the coining of the name for the rhapsode as he who stitches the song together likewise belongs to this period and reflects the process through which the work of the singer is assimilated to that of the craftsman. The different perceptions of the role of the rhapsode reflect the gap between the singer’s own claims about the origins of his song and our actual knowledge of the formulaic tradition and technique.