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Sign in to use this feature. This article has no associated abstract. No keywords specified fix it. Provides an accessible introduction to the ancient epic Offers interpretive analyses of poems within a comprehensive historical context Includes a detailed timeline, suggestions for further readings, and an appendix of the Olympian gods and their Akkadian counterparts. By addressing such eternal themes as heroism, personal responsibility, love, and human mortality, the ancient Greek and Roman epic poems speak to us with an urgency and relevance that transcends the ages.

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Who among us does not recognize the angry idealism of Achilles, the struggles of Aeneas and long-suffering Odysseus, or the obsessive passion of Medea? The memorable protagonists of the ancient epics grappled with personal and political issues that pervaded archaic history — just as in modern times. And in their heroes' ambitions and imperfections we cannot help but see ourselves. Each of these sweeping epics remains a rich source of literary inspiration and holds treasured positions in our cultural imagination.

After introducing readers to the extraordinary Sumerian work that started it all, the Epic of Gilgamesh , the Greek and Roman works proceed chronologically, with individual chapters first setting each epic in its proper historical context.

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Seller Inventory n. More information about this seller Contact this seller. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Ancient Epic offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to six of the greatest ancient epics - Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Apollonius of Rhodes' Agonautica.

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