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Epics for Students - Marie Lazzari (Editor); Catherine C. Dominic (Editor)
Call Number: REF PN56.E65 E67
ISBN: 9780787616854
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
Each entry includes an introductory essay; biographical information on the author; a plot summary; an examination of the epic's principal themes, style, construction, historical background and critical reception; and at least one original essay.

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Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature - James Wyatt Cook
Call Number: REF PN621 .C66 2008
ISBN: 9780816064755
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
"Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature contains more than 500 entries on literary topics, works, and writers of the ancient world, from the beginnings to approximately 500 C. E. With coverage that ranges from ancient Greece and Rome to China, Egypt, Japan, India, Persia, Babylonia, the Hebrew world, and more, this accessible A-to-Z encyclopedia provides students with an extensive overview of this period of literature." "Coverage includes: Writers, such as Aeschylus, Aesop, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Confucious, Demosthenes, Euclid, Flavius Josephus, Hammurabi, Herodotus, Homer, Horace, Kakinomoto no Hitumato, Menander, Plato, Sappho, Sima Qian, Sophocles, Thucydides, Virgil, Yamanoue no Okura, and Zoroaster; Famous works, including the Aeneid, Antigone, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, The Gilgamesh Epic, the Hebrew Bible, the History of the Peloponnesian War, the Iliad, Medea, the Metamorphoses, the Nart Sagas, the New Testament, the Odyssey, the Oresteia, the Ramayana, the Rig Veda, and the Trojan Women; and Literary and historical terms, such as alphabet, hubris, epic, quipu, Rosetta Stone, and more."--BOOK JACKET.

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Epic: form, content, and history - Frederick Turner
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ISBN: 1412848954
Publication Date: 2012-01-01

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