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Companion to Ancient Epic (John Miles Foley (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005) 9781405105248
Companion to Ancient Epic (John Miles Foley (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005) 9781405105248
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Title: A Companion to Ancient Epic

Author: Foley, John Miles (ed)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781405105248

Volumes: 1; Pages: 688

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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. ContentsContentsList of FiguresNotes on ContributorsAcknowledgmentsAbbreviations of Ancient Authors and WorksAbbreviations of Modern Reference WorksIntroduction: John Miles FoleyPart I: Issues and Perspectives1 Epic as Genre: Richard P. Martin (Stanford University)2 The Indo-European Context: Joshua T. Katz (Princeton University)3 Epic and Myth: Lowell Edmunds (Stanford University)4 Performance: Minna Skafte Jensen (University of Southern Denmark)5 Epic and History: Kurt A. Raaflaub (Brown University)6 The Epic Hero: Gregory Nagy (Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC)7 The Gods in Epic, or the Divine Economy: Bruce Louden (none)8 Women in Ancient Epic: Helene P. Foley (Barnard College, Columbia University)9 Archaeological Contexts: Susan Sherratt (Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford)10 The Physical Media: Tablet, Scroll, Codex: Michael W. Haslam (University of California, Los Angeles)11 Ancient Reception: Robert Lamberton (Washington University)12 Translating Ancient Epic: Richard Hamilton Armstrong (University of Houston)13 Analogues: Modern Oral Epics: John Miles Foley (University of Missouri, Columbia)Part II: Near Eastern Epic14 Comparative Observations on the Near Eastern Epic Traditions: Jack M. Sasson (Vanderbilt University)15 Mesopotamian Epic: Scott B. Noegel (University of Washington)16 Epic in Ugaritic Literature: N. Wyatt (University of Edinburgh)17 Hitte and Hurrian Epic: Beckman: Gary Beckman (University of Michigan)18 Persian/Iranian Epic: Olga M. Davidson (Brandeis University)19 Hebrew Epic: Susan Niditch (Amherst College)Part III: Ancient Greek Epic20 Near Eastern Connections: Walter Burkert (none)21 Homer's Iliad: Mark W. Edwards (Stanford University)22 Homer's Odyssey: Laura M. Slatkin (New York University (Gallatin School) and the University of Chicago)23 Hesiod: Stephanie Nelson (Boston University)24 Epic Cycle and Fragments: Jonathan S. Burgess (University of Toronto)25 Apollonius of Rhodes: D. P. Nelis (Trinity College Dublin)26 Quintus of Smyrna: Alan James (none)27 Nonnus: Robert Shorrock (Eton College, Windsor)28 Epic and Other Genres in the Ancient Greek World: R. Scott Garner (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)29 Homer's Post-classical Legacy: Casey Du (University of Houston)Part IV: Roman Epic30 The Origins and Essence of Roman Epic: Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania)31 Early Republican Epic: Sander M. Goldberg (University of California, Los Angeles)32 Lucretius: Monica R. Gale (Trinity College, Dublin)33 Virgil's Aeneid: Michael C. J. Putnam (Brown University)34 Ovid: Carole E. Newlands (University of Wisconsin)35 Lucan: Shadi Bartsch (University of Chicago)36 Valerius Flaccus: Andrew Zissos (University of California, Irvine)37 Statius: William J. Dominik (University of Otago)38 Silius Italicus: Raymond D. Marks (University of Missouri-Columbia)39 Claudian: Michael H. Barnes (University of Missouri, Columbia)40 Latin Christian Epics of Late Antiquity: Dennis E. Trout (University of Missouri, Columbia)41 Epic and Other Genres in the Roman World: R. Jenkyns (University of Oxford)42 Virgil's Post-classical Legacy: Craig Kallendorf (Texas A&M University)BibliographyIndex
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