The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception

The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception

Author: Marco Fantuzzi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316298213

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The poems of the Epic Cycle are assumed to be the reworking of myths and narratives which had their roots in an oral tradition predating that of many of the myths and narratives which took their present form in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The remains of these texts allow us to investigate diachronic aspects of epic diction as well as the extent of variation within it on the part of individual authors - two of the most important questions in modern research on archaic epic. They also help to illuminate the early history of Greek mythology. Access to the poems, however, has been thwarted by their current fragmentary state. This volume provides the scholarly community and graduate students with a thorough critical foundation for reading and interpreting them.
The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception
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Authors: Marco Fantuzzi, Christos Tsagalis
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-06 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The poems of the Epic Cycle are assumed to be the reworking of myths and narratives which had their roots in an oral tradition predating that of many of the myths and narratives which took their present form in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The remains of these texts allow
Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycle
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Benjamin Sammons
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Language: un
Pages: 900
Authors: Marco Fantuzzi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Evina Sistakou
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

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Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism
Language: en
Pages: 500
Authors: Gale Group, Jelena O. Krstovic, Zoran Minderovic
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-09-30 - Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

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