Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-412) and indexes.
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.
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.
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