An oral tradition or oral culture is a way of transmitting history, literature or law from one generation to the next in a civilization without a writing system, by telling stories and talking. An example that combined aspects of oral literature and oral history, before being written down, is the Homeric poetry of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
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- The Center for Studies in Oral Tradition
- The Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature Online
- Oral Tradition Journal