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Classical Epic: Homer and Virgil (Classical World)

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In the ancient world Homer was recognised as the fountainhead of culture. His poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, were universally admired as examples of great literature which could never be surpassed. In this study, Richard Jenkyns re-examines the two Homeric epics and the work that is perhaps their closest rival, the Aeneid of Virgil. A wide range of topics is covered, including chapters on heroism and tragedy in the Iliad, morality in the Odyssey and Virgil's skilful reworking of elements from the two earlier epics.

Essential reading for those who are unfamiliar with the works of Homer and Virgil, the author's lively and provocative approach will also appeal to more experienced scholars of classical literature.

Synopsis:

In the ancient world Homer was recognised as the fountainhead of culture. His poems, the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey',
were universally admired as examples of great literature which could
never be surpassed. In this study, Jenkyns re-examines the two
Homeric epics and the work that is perhaps their closest rival, Virgil's Aeneid.

Synopsis:

Essential reading for those who are unfamiliar with the works of Homer and Virgil

About the Author

Richard Jenkyns was previously Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Lecturer in Classics at the University of Bristol. He is currently Professor of the Classical Tradition and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781853991332
Author:
Jenkyns, R.
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Author:
Jenkyns, Richard
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Ancient Languages - General
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Ancient Languages
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Classical World
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.1 x 6 x 0.26 in 1 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Medieval and Renaissance
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In the ancient world Homer was recognised as the fountainhead of culture. His poems, the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey',
were universally admired as examples of great literature which could
never be surpassed. In this study, Jenkyns re-examines the two
Homeric epics and the work that is perhaps their closest rival, Virgil's Aeneid.
"Synopsis" by , Essential reading for those who are unfamiliar with the works of Homer and Virgil
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