Singing Homer’s Spell. The Disyllabic Contonation and the Proposition Made by East Roman Manuscripts


  • A. P. David


Prosódia, Hexâmetro, Texto, Performance, Homero


Neste ensaio, propõe-se a reconstituição do perfil melódico do verso homérico, de forma a se possibilitar a compreensão e reperformance de textos como Ilíada e Odisseia.


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David, A. P. (2022). Singing Homer’s Spell. The Disyllabic Contonation and the Proposition Made by East Roman Manuscripts. Dramaturgias, (19), 805–866. Recuperado de