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Title Ancient Epic : literary and linguistic essays / edited by Mercedes Díaz de Cerio Díez, Concepción Cabrillana and Cecilia Criado
Published Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015


Description 1 online resource (280 pages)
Summary This book adopts a broad and multifaceted approach to that most preeminent of classical literature genres: the Epic. Set in the ancient world, from archaic Greece to imperial Rome, the scope of interest here extends, for comparative purposes, to Vedic and Sanskrit poetry, as well as the Medieval epic. This collection of papers by classicists from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, embraces key themes in recent scholarship, such as the character of the hero, defined in terms of the conflict of power central to the epos, the metapoetic function of the bard as a literary reflection
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Classical literature -- History and criticism
Epic literature -- History and criticism
Comparative literature -- Classical and Sanskrit
Comparative literature -- Classical and Vedic
Comparative literature -- Sanskrit and Classical
Comparative literature -- Vedic and Classical
Literary studies: classical, early & medieval.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & Classical.
Classical literature.
Epic literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Díaz de Cerio Díez, Mercedes, editor
Cabrillana, Concepción, editor
Criado, Cecilia, editor
ISBN 9781443883979