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A companion to ancient epic

By: Foley, John Miles(Edited by)

Part of the Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series
1405188383 / 9781405188388
Paperback
809.1'32
10/10/2008
Stock expected by 19/04/2020
England
696 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.

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 multi-disciplinary discussion of both longstanding ideas and newer perspectives.

A Companion to the Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman epic traditions Considers the interrelation between these different traditions Provides a balanced overview of longstanding ideas and newer perspectives in the study of epic Shows how scholarship over the last forty years has transformed the ways that we conceive of and understand the genre Covers recently introduced topics, such as the role of women, the history of reception, and comparison with living analogues from oral tradition The editor and contributors are leading scholars in the field Includes a detailed index of poems, poets, technical terms, and important figures and events

BIC:

DS Literature: history & criticism, HBJD European history, HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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