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Ancient epic

Author: Katherine Callen King
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
Series: Blackwell introductions to the classical world.
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This work offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to six of the greatest ancient epics; Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Apollonius of Rhodes' Agonautica. It provides an accessible introduction to the ancient epic, offers interpretive analyses of poems within a comprehensive historical context, and includes a detailed timeline, suggestions for further readings, and an  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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King, Katherine Callen.
Ancient epic.
Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons, 2009
(DLC) 2008036233
(OCoLC)244293257
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Callen King
ISBN: 9781444308556 1444308556 9781444308549 1444308548 9781405159470 1405159472
OCLC Number: 656424400
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 206 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The epic of Gilgamesh --
The context of Homeric epic --
The Iliad --
The Odyssey --
The Argonautika of Apollonios of Rhodes --
The context of Roman epic --
The Aeneid of Virgil --
The Metamorphoses of Ovid.
Series Title: Blackwell introductions to the classical world.
Responsibility: Katherine Callen King.

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Ancient epics remain a fount of inspiration for poets, dramatists, and musicians not only because they tell good stories in an aesthetically beautiful way, but also because they speak to contemporary  Read more...

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