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Reading Epic

An Introduction to the Ancient Narratives

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Reading Epic by Peter Toohey
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Individual epics have been catered for by many fine scholarly books. However, few of these are easily everaccessible to the student of ancient literarure in translation or to the general reader. Such readers ususally lack the languages and familiarity with the major intellectual and historical trends of antiquity. This book addressses the needs of these readers. Peter Toohey surveys all the major classical epics: he begins with Homer and concludes with an overview of the development of late ancient epic and of the interface between epic and the novel. Reading Epic offers an interpretation of the meaning' (not simply a description of the story) of these poems within the likely intellectual constrains of the era in which they were written, In most cases these readings are provided within the format of interpretative paraphrase. The intention is to help new readers with the story and with its ideas at the same time. Dr Toohey's readings thus provide clear and reliable introductions to the central Greek and Latin epics, and to the genre as a whole. At the same time they act as a suggestive and, sometimes, provocative starting point.
Release date NZ
December 17th, 1992
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
264
Dimensions
140x216x19
ISBN-13
9780415042277
Product ID
2248955

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