A Companion to Ancient Epic

A Companion to Ancient Epic

Editor(s): John Miles Foley

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405105248

Online ISBN: 9780470996614

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996614

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Issues and Perspectives

  2. Part II: Near Eastern Epic

  3. Part III: Ancient Greek Epic

  4. Part IV: Roman Epic

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