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A companion to ancient epic

Author: John Miles Foley
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Companion to Ancient Epic presents for the first time a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ancient Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman epic. It offers a multidisciplinary discussion of both  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Miles Foley
ISBN: 9781405188388 1405188383 9781405105248 1405105240
OCLC Number: 269255001
Notes: Originally published: Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.
Description: xxiv, 664 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / John Miles Foley --
Epic as genre / Richard P. Martin --
The Indo-European context / Joshua T. Katz --
Epic and myth / Lowell Edmunds --
Performance / Minna Skafte Jensen --
Epic and history / Kurt A. Raaflaub --
The epic hero / Gregory Nagy --
The gods in epic, or, The divine economy / Bruce Louden --
Women in epic / Helene P. Foley --
Archaeological contexts / Susan Sherratt --
The physical media : tablet, scroll, codex / Michael W. Haslam --
Ancient reception / Robert Lamberton --
Translating ancient epic / Richard Hamilton Armstrong --
Analogues : modern oral epics / John Miles Foley --
Comparative observations on the Near Eastern epic traditions / Jack M. Sasson --
Mesopotamian epic / Scott B. Noegel --
Epic in Ugaritic literature / N. Wyatt --
Hittite and Hurrian epic / Gary Beckman --
Persian/Iranian epic / Olga M. Davidson --
The challenge of Israelite epic / Susan Niditch --
Near Eastern connections / Walter Burkert --
Homer's Iliad / Mark W. Edwards --
Homer's Odyssey / Laura M. Slatkin --
Hesiod / Stephanie Nelson --
Epic cycle and fragments / Jonathan S. Burgess --
Apollonius of Rhodes / D.P. Nelis --
Quintus of Smyrna / Alan James --
Nonnus / Robert Shorrock --
Epic and other genres in the ancient Greek world / R. Scott Garner --
Homer's post-classical legacy / Casey Dué --
Origins and essence of Roman epic / Joseph Farrell --
Early republican epic / Sander M. Goldberg --
Lucretius / Monica R. Gale --
Virgil's Aeneid / Michael C.J. Putnam --
Ovid / Carole E. Newlands --
Lucan / Shadi Bartsch --
Valerius Flaccus / Andrew Zissos --
Statius / William J. Dominik --
Silius Italicus / Raymond D. Marks --
Claudian / Michael H. Barnes --
Latin Christian epics of late antiquity / Dennis E. Trout --
Epic and other genres of Roman world / R. Jenkyns --
Virgil's post-classical legacy / Craig Kallendorf.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world.
Responsibility: edited by John Miles Foley.

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