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This index presents a list of terms and concepts relevant to the discussion of orality, literacy, memory in the ancient Greek and Roman world. Spatial memory is the memory system that encodes information about location, orientation, distance, and direction. The spatial organization of the pikono songs of the Duna and of the Djanggawul story of Arnhem Land helps singers in these traditions achieve the good order of a coherent song; as they map the landscape they are able to locate in memory the episodes or stories that are associated with those places.

Keywords: ancient Greek; pikono songs; spatial memory



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