A companion to ancient epic /

A companion to ancient epic / edited by John Miles Foley. - Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005. - xxiv, 664 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. - Blackwell companions to the ancient world. Literature and culture .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / John Miles Foley -- Epic as genre / Richard P. Martin -- The Indo-European context / Joshua T. Katz -- Epic and myth / Lowell Edmunds -- Performance / Minna Skafte Jensen -- Epic and history / Kurt A. Raaflaub -- The epic hero / Gregory Nagy -- The gods in epic, or, The divine economy / Bruce Louden -- Women in epic / Helene P. Foley -- Archaeological contexts / Susan Sherratt -- The physical media : tablet, scroll, codex / Michael W. Haslam -- Ancient reception / Robert Lamberton -- Translations / Richard Hamilton Armstrong -- Analogues : modern oral epics / John Miles Foley -- Comparative observations on the Near Eastern epic traditions / Jack M. Sasson -- Mesopotamian epic / Scott B. Noegel -- Epic in Ugaritic literature / N. Wyatt -- Hurrian/Hittite epic / Gary Beckman -- Persian/Iranian epic / Olga M. Davidson -- Hebrew epic / Susan Niditch -- Near Eastern connections / Walter Burkert -- Homer's Iliad / Mark W. Edwards -- Homer's Odyssey / Laura M. Slatkin -- Hesiod / Stephanie Nelson -- Epic cycle and fragments / Jonathan S. Burgess -- Apollonius of Rhodes / D. P. Nelis -- Quintus of Smyrna / Alan James -- Nonnus / Robert Shorrock -- Epic and other genres in the ancient Greek world / R. Scott Garner -- Homer's post-classical legacy / Casey Du´┐Że -- Origins and essence / Joseph Farrell -- Early republican epic / Sander M. Goldberg -- Lucretius / Monica R. Gale -- Virgil's Aeneid / Michael C. J. Putnam -- Ovid / Carole E. Newlands -- Lucan / Shadi Bartsch -- Valerius Flaccus / Andrew Zissos -- Statius / William J. Dominik -- Silius Italicus / Raymond D. Marks -- Claudian / Michael H. Barnes -- Latin Christian epics of late antiquity / Dennis E. Trout -- Epic and other genres / R. Jenkyns -- Virgil's post-classical legacy / Craig Kallendorf.

1405105240 (hardback : alk. paper)

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