A Companion to Ancient Epic

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Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   September 16, 2005
ISBN  1405105240
Pages  692

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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

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