The Classic Epic Tradition

The Classic Epic Tradition

by John Kevin Newman
     
 

The literary epic and critical theories about the epic tradition are traced from Aristotle and Callimachus through Apollonius, Virgil, and their successors such as Chaucer and Milton to Eisenstein, Tolstoy, and Thomas Mann. Newman's revisionist critique will challenge all scholars, students, and general readers of the classics, comparative literature, and western

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The literary epic and critical theories about the epic tradition are traced from Aristotle and Callimachus through Apollonius, Virgil, and their successors such as Chaucer and Milton to Eisenstein, Tolstoy, and Thomas Mann. Newman's revisionist critique will challenge all scholars, students, and general readers of the classics, comparative literature, and western literary traditions.

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"A massive book of great learning that sweeps over a great deal of Western literary epic tradition."—Choice

"This is a valuable study which will have to be taken into account by all who deal with the topics and authors treated. . . . The argument is thought-provoking."—The Classical World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299105143
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Series:
Wisconsin Studies in Classics Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
572
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

John Kevin Newman is professor emeritus of classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a four-time medal winner for his original poems in Latin, and author of a number of books including Augustus and the New Poetry, Roman Catullus and the Modification of the Alexandrian Sensibility, and Augustan Propertius: The Recapitulation of a Genre.

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