Ancient Epic (Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World)

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

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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

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/02/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781118255346
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 218
  • ID: 9781118255346
  • weight: 288
  • ISBN10: 1118255348

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