Ancient Epic (Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World)
By: Katherine Callen King (author)Paperback
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Ancient Epic 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. * Provides an accessible introduction to the ancient epic * Offers interpretive analyses of poems within a comprehensive historical context * Includes a detailed timeline, suggestions for further readings, and an appendix of the Olympian gods and their Akkadian counterparts
Katherine Callen King is Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Chronologies viii Map x Introduction 1 1 The Epic of Gilgamesh 14 2 The Context of Homeric Epic 33 3 The Iliad 52 4 The Odyssey 81 5 The Argonautika of Apollonios of Rhodes 106 6 The Context of Roman Epic 125 7 The Aeneid of Virgil 143 8 The Metamorphoses of Ovid 172 Appendix: Chart of Olympian Gods and their Akkadian Counterparts 189 Glossary of Greek and Latin terms 192 Index 193
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