Dr. Zlatan Colakovic Homerist, Philologist and Researcher

Dr. Zlatan Colakovic, homerist, philologist, and researcher of south slavic epics. Author of Three Eagles of the Tragic World, Dead Head Utters Words, and Epics of Avdo Medjedovic.


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NEW PUBLICATION: The Epics of Murat Kurtagic

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 12:35 AM

The Post-Traditional Homer

Posted on April 5, 2010 at 6:00 PM

"Post-traditional singers have mastered the technique of epic-creating and of diction far beyond the powers of traditional singers of tales. They were fully aware of it, to the point of a hubristic mastering of tradition itself. They felt that only a good singer could make a good epic, and that a bad singer would make a poor epic poem even from the finest epic poem, learned from the best singer. Although this seems obvious to us, it runs counter to ...

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Books on Oral Epics

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 5:55 PM