Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

by Colin Burrow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198117949

ISBN-13: 9780198117940

Pub. Date: 09/28/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This study presents a comprehensive view of the epic tradition from Homer through Virgil, Ariosto, Tasso, Spenser, and the host of minor writers who helped create the idiom within which these writers worked, to the great achievements of Milton. Detailed studies of individual authors in historical context link to develop a powerful explanation of how and why the…  See more details below

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This study presents a comprehensive view of the epic tradition from Homer through Virgil, Ariosto, Tasso, Spenser, and the host of minor writers who helped create the idiom within which these writers worked, to the great achievements of Milton. Detailed studies of individual authors in historical context link to develop a powerful explanation of how and why the epic changed from Homer to Milton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198117940
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Note on Spelling and Abbreviations
'Hail, Muse! Etcetera'1
1Homer11
The Iliad15
The Odyssey26
2Virgil34
3Ariosto52
4Tasso76
5Spenser100
Spenser and Ariosto: The Faerie Queene, Book III102
Beyond Romance: Spenser and Tasso120
Ending Epic Romance139
6Inglorious Spensers147
Harington's Ariosto148
Fairfax's Tasso168
Raging Barons180
7Inglorious Miltons200
Chapman's Iliads200
Chapman's Odysseys: Paradise Lost219
Death by Anatomy: Epic after Chapman233
8Milton244
Early Milton: Wandering Muses Lost244
The Genesis of Satan250
The Romance of Hell263
Falling in Love275
Select Bibliography290
Index317

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