A Companion to Ancient Epic

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A Companion to Ancient Epic

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A Companion to Ancient Epic presents for the first time acomprehensive, up-to-date overview of ancient Near Eastern, Greekand Roman epic. It offers a multi-disciplinary discussion of bothlongstanding ideas and newer perspectives.

  • A Companion to the Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman epictraditions
  • Considers the interrelation between these differenttraditions
  • Provides a balanced overview of longstanding ideas and newerperspectives in the study of epic
  • Shows how scholarship over the last forty years has transformedthe ways that we conceive of and understand the genre
  • Covers recently introduced topics, such as the role of women,the history of reception, and comparison with living analogues fromoral tradition
  • The editor and contributors are leading scholars in thefield
  • Includes a detailed index of poems, poets, technical terms, andimportant figures and events

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Epic was the master-genre of the ancient world: it was central to group identity, education, literature, and culture. Yet modern understanding of ancient epic is not static, and scholarship over the last few decades has transformed the ways that we conceive of and understand the genre, introducing topics such as the role of women, the history of reception, and comparison with living analogues from oral tradition. A Companion to Ancient Epic presents for the first time a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ancient Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman epic. It offers a multidisciplinary discussion of both long-standing ideas and newer perspectives. A key feature of the volume, designed to make the book as useful as possible, is the index of poems, poets, technical terms, important figures, and other relevant literary and artistic works. The Companion will be required reading for all students of ancient literature.

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John Miles Foley is the Curators’ and Byler Professor of Classical Studies and English at the University of Missouri. He is the founder and Director of the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition. He is the author of The Theory of Oral Composition (1988), The Singer of Tales in Performance (1995), Homer’s Traditional Art (1999), and How to Read an Oral Poem (2002).

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