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The Trojan epic : Posthomerica

Author: Quintus, Smyrnaeus; Alan James
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Series: Johns Hopkins new translations from antiquity.
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Composed in the third century A.D., the Trojan Epic is the earliest surviving literary evidence for many of the traditions of the Trojan War passed down from ancient Greece. Also known as the Posthomerica, or "sequel to Homer," the Trojan Epic chronicles the course of the war after the burial of Troy's greatest hero, Hektor. Quintus, believed to have been an educated Greek living in Roman Asia Minor, included some  Read more...
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Poetry
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Quintus, Smyrnaeus, 4th cent.
Trojan epic.
Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)77541049
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Quintus, Smyrnaeus; Alan James
ISBN: 9780801892370 0801892376 9781435691988 1435691989 9780801879654 0801879655 080188635X 9780801886355
OCLC Number: 310116497
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins new translations from antiquity.
Responsibility: Quintus of Smyrna ; translated and edited by Alan James.
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Brilliantly revitalized by James, the Trojan Epic will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in Greek mythology and the legend of Troy.  Read more...

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