John Miles Foley, Founding Editor

David F. Elmer

David F. Elmer is Professor of the Classics at Harvard University and Associate Curator of the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature. His research focuses on ancient Greek epic, especially the Homeric poems; the ancient Greek and Roman novels; and the oral epic traditions of the former Yugoslavia. He is the author of The Poetics of Consent: Collective Decision Making and the Iliad (2013), and his articles have appeared in Classical Antiquity, Classical Philology, Transactions of the American Philological Society, the Journal of American Folklore, and Oral Tradition.

Articles by David F. Elmer

Presentation Formulas in South Slavic Epic Song

Volume 24, Issue 1 (March, 2009)

Poetry’s Politics in Archaic Greek Epic and Lyric

Volume 28, Issue 1 (March, 2013)

The Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature

Volume 28, Issue 2 (October, 2013)

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