By Stephen Ridd
Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid are 3 of the main important—and influential—works of Western classical literature. even though they vary in material and authorship, those epic poems proportion a typical goal: to inform the “deeds either one of males and of the gods.” Written in an obtainable kind and preferrred for lecture room use, Communication, Love, and loss of life in Homer and Virgil deals a different comparative research of those vintage works.
As writer Stephen Ridd explains, the typical topics of conversation, love, and loss of life reply to “deeply ingrained human wishes” and are for that reason of perennial curiosity. featuring decide upon passages from the unique Greek and Latin texts—translated right here into smooth English—Ridd explores intimately how the characters in the poems converse on those topics with each other in addition to with the reader. person chapters specialise in topics resembling the traditions of making a song and storytelling, relationships among sons and moms, the function of Helen of Troy and her ties to the lads in her lifestyles, and communique with the useless. all through his research, Ridd treats the 3 poems on an equivalent foundation, revealing similarities and ameliorations of their dealing with of time-honored themes.
by means of introducing readers to a brand new method of studying those abiding classics, Communication, Love, and loss of life in Homer and Virgil complements our appreciation of the imaginitive international of historic Greek and Roman epic poetry.
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Communication, Love, and Death in Homer and Virgil: An Introduction (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series) by Stephen Ridd