Read e-book online Communication, Love, and Death in Homer and Virgil: An PDF

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.

Show description

Read or Download Communication, Love, and Death in Homer and Virgil: An Introduction (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series) PDF

Similar literary medieval criticism books

William Scott,Gavin Alexander's The Model of Poesy PDF

The version of Poesy is among the most enjoyable literary discoveries of modern years. A manuscript treatise on poetics written via William Scott in 1599, on the finish of the main progressive decade in English literary background, it comprises wealthy discussions of the works of Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare and their contemporaries.

Get Narration and Hero: Recounting the Deeds of Heroes in PDF

By means of the early heart a long time vernacular aristocratic traditions of heroic narration have been firmly validated in Western and northern Europe. even if there are local, linguistic and formal changes, you may become aware of a couple of similarities. Oral literature disseminates a number subject matters which are shared by way of narratives in so much components of the continent.

Download PDF by Geraldine Hazbun: Narratives of the Islamic Conquest from Medieval Spain (The

Exploring medieval literary representations of the Islamic conquest of Spain in 711, Hazbun discusses chronicles, epic and clerical poetry, and early historic novels. whereas fabric at the conquest of Spain is tremendous, it really is understudied and this ebook works to fill that gap.

Download e-book for iPad: Godfrey of Viterbo and his Readers: Imperial Tradition and by Thomas Foerster

This assortment presents a scientific survey of the vast readership the works of Godfrey of Viterbo loved within the overdue center a long time. within the final years of the 12th century this chronicler and imperial notary wrote a chain of ancient collections that won huge and lasting recognition: among the 13th and 15th centuries, his works have been copied in problematic manuscripts in just about all of Latin Europe.

Extra info for Communication, Love, and Death in Homer and Virgil: An Introduction (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Communication, Love, and Death in Homer and Virgil: An Introduction (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series) by Stephen Ridd


by James
4.5

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 17 votes