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Reading Epic
An Introduction to the Ancient Narratives





ISBN 9780415555074
Published July 10, 2009 by Routledge
250 Pages

 
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Readers new to ancient epic are hampered in two ways: they do not know the ancient languages, and they are unfamiliar with the ancient world. This survey addresses the needs of these readers by offering guidance through the major classical writers of epic: it begins with Homer and concludes with an overview of the development of late ancient epic and of the interface between the epic and the novel.