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Film and the Classical Epic Tradition

Joanna Paul

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199542925
eISBN:
9780191745881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542925.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the cultural significance of labelling certain films as ‘epics’, arguing that there is a meaningful relationship between films set in antiquity and the classical epic tradition. ... More


Three Centuries, Three Americas: Epical Fellowships and Hemispheric Imperatives

Charles A. Perrone

in Brazil, Lyric, and the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034218
eISBN:
9780813038797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034218.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

When the classical epic model became no longer feasible, new forms of epiclike poetry were brought about that may be associated with the hemisphere's evolving realities. The meaning of the three ... More


Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils

M. J. Clarke, B. G. F. Currie, and R. O. A. M. Lyne (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276301
eISBN:
9780191706011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276301.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection of chapters, written by former pupils of his, celebrates the career of Jasper Griffin, one of the foremost modern scholars of classical epic. The book surveys the epic tradition from ... More


The Test Case of Epic Poetry in Late Antiquity

Karla Pollmann

in The Baptized Muse: Early Christian Poetry as Cultural Authority

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198726487
eISBN:
9780191793295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726487.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines how epic, considered the grandest of all classical literary genres, was transformed in late antiquity in order to make its cultural potential serve (not only) Christian ends. ... More


Monique Wittig

Lorna Hardwick and James I. Porter

in Sibylline Sisters: Virgil's Presence in Contemporary Women's Writing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582969
eISBN:
9780191731198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582969.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ever since the publication of Les Guérillères in 1969, Monique Wittig has been renowned for her reworking of canonical texts, including classical epics. Part of her mission was to alter radically a ... More


John Lydgate and the Remaking of Classical Epic

Robert R. Edwards

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Within his vast literary corpus, John Lydgate undertakes a distinctive project of remaking classical epic, underwritten by Lancastrian patronage. Between 1412 and 1422, he composes English ... More


Prologue

Kirsten Day

in Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402460
eISBN:
9781474422055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402460.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This prologue to Cowboy Classics overviews the growing interest in classical receptions: the study of how the classical world has been represented since antiquity, guided by the belief that these ... More


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