Classical Epic Tradition

Paperback | April 1, 2003

byJohn Kevin Newman

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The literary epic and critical theories about the epic tradition are traced from Aristotle and Callimachus through Apollonius, Virgil, and their successors such as Chaucer and Milton to Eisenstein, Tolstoy, and Thomas Mann. Newman's revisionist critique will challenge all scholars, students, and general readers of the classics, comparative literature, and western literary traditions.

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The literary epic and critical theories about the epic tradition are traced from Aristotle and Callimachus through Apollonius, Virgil, and their successors such as Chaucer and Milton to Eisenstein, Tolstoy, and Thomas Mann. Newman's revisionist critique will challenge all scholars, students, and general readers of the classics, compara...

John Kevin Newman is professor emeritus of classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a four-time medal winner for his original poems in Latin, and author of a number of books including Augustus and the New Poetry, Roman Catullus and the Modification of the Alexandrian Sensibility, and Augustan Propertius: The Re...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:572 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:April 1, 2003Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299105148

ISBN - 13:9780299105143

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"This is a valuable study which will have to be taken into account by all who deal with the topics and authors treated. . . . The argument is thought-provoking."—The Classical World