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A Companion to Ancient Epic (repost)

A Companion to Ancient Epic by John Miles Foley
English | pages: 696 | 2005 | ISBN: 1405105240 | PDF | 7,2 mb

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.