Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils by M. J. ClarkeEpic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils by M. J. Clarke

Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper…

EditorM. J. Clarke, B. G. F. Currie, R. O. A. M. Lyne

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This collection of essays, written by former pupils of his, celebrates the career of Jasper Griffin, one of the foremost modern scholars of classical epic. The volume surveys the epic tradition from the eighth century BC to the nineteenth century of our era. Individual chapters focus on: Homerand the oral epic tradition; Homer in his religious context; Herodotus and Homer; Hellenistic epic; Virgil in his literary context; Virgil in his political-cultural context; the Augustan poets and the Aeneid; Statius' Thebaid; Old English and Old Irish epic; Renaissance epic: Tasso and Milton; andthe Victorians. The aim of the book is to situate writers of epic in their literary and cultural contexts - the essence of the term 'interaction' in the title. The chapters singly offer insights into some of the foundational poems of the European epic tradition and together take a bold, holisticlook at that tradition.

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M. J. Clarke is Lecturer in Classics, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth. B. G. F. Currie is Fellow and Tutor in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature, Oriel College, and Lecturer, Oxford University. The late R. O. A. M. Lyne was formerly Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, University of Oxford, and a Fellow ...
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Title:Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper…Format:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:June 28, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Bruno Currie: Homer and the Early Epic Tradition2. Simon Pulleyn: Homer's Religion: Philological Perspectives from Indo-European and Semitic3. Christopher Pelling: Homer and Herodotus4. Gregory Hutchinson: Hellenistic Epic and Homeric Form5. Rebecca Armstrong: The Aeneid: Inheritance and Empire6. Stephen Harrison: The Epic and Monuments: Interactions between Virgil's Aeneid and the Augustan Building Programme7. Matthew Robinson: Augustan Responses to the Aeneid8. Matthew Leigh: Statius and the Sublimity of Capaneus9. Michael Clarke: Achilles, Beowulf, and Cu Chulainn: Continuity and Analogy from Homer to the Medieval North10. Emily Wilson: Quantum mutatus ab illo: Moments of Change and Recognition in Tasso and Milton11. Richard Jenkyns: The Idea of Epic in the Nineteenth Century12. Bruno Currie: Epilogue