Table of contents for A companion to ancient epic / edited by John Miles Foley.

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Contents
List of Figures
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations for Major Works
Abbreviations for Modern Works
Introduction
John Miles Foley
Part I Issues and Perspectives 
1 Epic as Genre
Richard P. Martin 
2 The Indo-European Context
Joshua T. Katz 
3 Epic and Myth
Lowell Edmunds 
4 Performance
Minna Skafte Jensen 
5 Epic and History
Kurt A. Raaflaub 
6 The Epic Hero
Gregory Nagy 
7 The Gods in Epic, or the Divine Economy
Bruce Louden 
8 Women in Epic
Helene P. Foley 
9 Archaeological Contexts
Susan Sherratt 
10 The Physical Media: Tablet, Scroll, Codex
Michael W. Haslam 
11 Ancient Reception
Robert Lamberton 
12 Translations
Richard Hamilton Armstrong 
13 Analogues: Modern Oral Epics
John Miles Foley 
Part II Near Eastern Epic 
14 Comparative Observations on the Near Eastern Epic Traditions
Jack M. Sasson 
15. Mesopotamian Epic
Scott B. Noegel 
16 Epic in Ugaritic Literature
N. Wyatt 
17 Hurrian/Hittite Epic
Gary Beckman 
18 Persian/Iranian Epic
Olga M. Davidson 
19 Hebrew Epic
Susan Niditch 
Part III Ancient Greek Epic
20 Near Eastern Connections
Walter Burkert 
21 Homer's Iliad
Mark W. Edwards 
22 Homer's Odyssey
Laura M. Slatkin 
23 Hesiod
Stephanie Nelson 
24 Epic Cycle and Fragments
Jonathan S. Burgess 
25 Apollonius of Rhodes
D. P. Nelis 
26 Quintus of Smyrna
Alan James 
27 Nonnus
Robert Shorrock 
28 Epic and Other Genres in the Ancient Greek World
R. Scott Garner 
29 Homer's Post-Classical Legacy 
Casey Dué 
Part IV Roman Epic 
30 Origins and Essence
Joseph Farrell 
31 Early Republican Epic
Sander M. Goldberg 
32 Lucretius
Monica R. Gale 
33 Virgil's Aeneid
Michael C. J. Putnam 
34 Ovid
Carole E. Newlands 
35 Lucan
Shadi Bartsch 
36 Valerius Flaccus
Andrew Zissos 
37 Statius
William J. Dominik 
38 Silius Italicus
Raymond D. Marks 
39 Claudian
Michael H. Barnes 
40 Latin Christian Epics of Late Antiquity
Dennis E. Trout 
41 Epic and Other Genres
R. Jenkyns 
42 Virgil's Post-Classical Legacy
Craig Kallendorf 
Bibliography
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Epic poetry -- History and criticism.
Epic literature -- History and criticism.
Epic poetry, Classical -- History and criticism.