Adaptations of Roman Epic in Medieval Ireland: Three Studies in the Interplay of Erudition and Oral Tradition (Studies in the Epic & Romance Literatur

Adaptations of Roman Epic in Medieval Ireland: Three Studies in the Interplay of Erudition and Oral Tradition (Studies in the Epic & Romance Literatur

By: John R. Harris (author)Hardback

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This text examines, side-by-side and through close textual analysis, the medieval adaptions of Vergil, Lucan, and Statius from Latin into Irish Gaelic.

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Contents

Translation and imitation; dating manuscripts and estimating origins; orality and literacy in medieval Ireland; Imtheachta Aeniasa - Aeneas the traitor and narrative consistency; In Cath Catharda - Lucan made traditional; In Togail na Tebe - warring styles behind the war at Thebes; Appendices: pagan gods in the German Eneit; Lucan's epic in Norman French; the Irish adaptation of Statius' Achilleid.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780773482852
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 252
  • ID: 9780773482852
  • ISBN10: 0773482857

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