Reading Epic

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Author  Peter Toohey
Publisher  Routledge
Publication Date   December 22, 1992
ISBN  0415042275
Pages  264

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Readers new to ancient epic are hampered in two ways: they do not know the ancient languages, and they are unfamiliar with the ancient world. This survey addresses the needs of these readers by offering guidance through the major classical writers of epic: it begins with Homer and concludes with an overview of the development of late ancient epic and of the interface between the epic and the novel.

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