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Title: Ancient Epic
Author: King, Katherine Callen
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2009
Hardcover; ISBN: 9781405159470
Volumes: 1; Pages: 224
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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 counterpartsContentsChronologies.Map.Introduction.1. The Epic of Gilgamesh.2. The Context of Homeric Epic.3. The Iliad.4. The Odyssey.5. The Argonautika of Apollonios of Rhodes.6. The Context of Roman Epic.7. The Aeneid of Virgil.8. The Metamorphoses of Ovid.Appendix: Chart of Olympian Gods and Their Akkadian Counterparts.Glossary of Greek and Latin Terms.Index.