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Tsagalis, Christos

Early Greek Epic Fragments I

Antiquarian and Genealogical Epic

Series:Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes 47

    129,95 € / $149.99 / £117.99*

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    Publication Date:
    May 2017
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    Aims and Scope

    This book offers a new edition and comprehensive commentary of the extant fragments of genealogical and antiquarian epic dating to the archaic period (8th-6th cent. BC). By means of a detailed study of the multifaceted material pertaining to the remains of archaic Greek epic other than Homer, Hesiod, and the Homeric Hymns, it provides readers with a critical reassessment of the ancient evidence, allows access to new material hitherto unnoticed or scattered in various journals after the publication of the three standard editions now available to us, and offers a full-scale commentary of the extant fragments. This book fills a gap in the study of archaic Greek poetry, since it offers a guiding tool for the further exploration of Greek epic tradition in the archaic period and beyond.     


    x, 477 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Antiquarianism; early Greek epic; fragments; genealogy

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    Christos Tsagalis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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