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Title Epic interactions : perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the epic tradition : presented to Jasper Griffin by former pupils / edited by M.J. Clarke, B.G.F. Currie, and R.O.A.M. Lyne.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

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Subject Homer -- Criticism and interpretation.
Homer -- Influence.
Virgil -- Criticism and interpretation.
Griffin, Jasper.
Epic poetry, Classical -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Clarke, Michael (Michael J.)
Currie, Bruno.
Lyne, R. O. A. M.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 441 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-412) and indexes.
Contents Homer and the early epic tradition / Bruno Currie -- Homer's religion : philological perspectives from Indo-European and Semitic / Simon Pulleyn -- Homer and Herodotus / Christopher Pelling -- Hellenistic epic and Homeric form / Gregory Hutchinson -- The Aeneid : inheritance and empire / Rebecca Armstrong -- The epic and the monuments : interactions between Virgil's Aeneid and the Augustan building programme / Stephen Harrison -- Augustan responses to the Aeneid / Matthew Robinson -- Statius and the sublimity of Capaneus / Matthew Leigh -- Achilles, Byrhtnoth, and Cu Chulainn : continuity and analogy from Homer to the medieval north / Michael Clarke -- Quantum Mutatus ab Illo : moments of change and recognition in Tasso and Milton / Emily Wilson.
Summary This collection of essays surveys the epic tradition from the 8th century BC to the 19th century of our era. 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, and more.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191534782 (electronic bk.)
0191534781 (electronic bk.)
0199276307 (alk. paper)
9780199276301 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 647681855
Additional Format Print version: Epic interactions. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006 (DLC) 2006007427

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