Ancient Epic

Ancient Epic

Author(s): Katherine Callen King

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405159470

Online ISBN: 9781444308549

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308549

About this Book

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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