Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin Former Pupils by Michael J. Clarke

ISBN: 9780199276301

Published: November 1st 2006

Hardcover

441 pages


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Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin  by  Former Pupils by Michael J. Clarke

Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils by Michael J. Clarke
November 1st 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 441 pages | ISBN: 9780199276301 | 10.51 Mb

This collection of essays, written by former pupils, celebrates the career of Jasper Griffin, one of the foremost modern scholars of classical epic. The volume surveys the epic tradition from the eighth century BC to the nineteenth century of ourMoreThis collection of essays, written by former pupils, celebrates the career of Jasper Griffin, one of the foremost modern scholars of classical epic.

The volume surveys the epic tradition from the eighth century BC to the nineteenth century of our era. Individual chapters focus on: Homer and the oral epic tradition- Homer in his religious context- Herodotus and Homer- Hellenistic epic- Virgil in his literary context- Virgil in his political-cultural context- the Augustan poets and the Aeneid- Statius Thebaid- Old English and Old Irish epic- Renaissance epic: Tasso and Milton- and the Victorians. The aim of the book is to situate writers of epic in their literary and cultural contexts--an enterprise captured in the term interaction in the title.

The chapters singly offer insights into some of the foundational poems of the European epic tradition and together take a bold, holistic look at that tradition.



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