Classical Epic Tradition

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, Apr 1, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 572 pages
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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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Aristotle Callimachus and the Ancient Critical
Apollonius Rhodius
Dante and Petrarch
The Italian Tradition
Chaucer and Milton
Eisenstein and Pudovkin

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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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