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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.