epics and oral traditions

Dominique.Thillaud thillaud at unice.fr
Fri Jun 6 10:41:08 UTC 1997

	Dear Birgit,

	I'm not a Vedicist but I know that epics and prayers are two
literary genres who differ totally in pragmatic: nor same circumstances,
nor same 'talker', nor same 'addressed' (men/Gods), nor same intention
(compare Pater Noster or Ave Maria with Holy Bible). So you can't apply
Parry's work to the Vedas and Renou was quite right.

Dominique THILLAUD
Universite' de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

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