Ancient Epic Poetry: Homer, Apollonius, Virgil: With a Chapter on the Gilgamesh Poems

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Index
Achilles: characterization of, 89–91; in contrast to Gilgamesh, 284, 299–300; in contrast to Odysseus, 33, 161–62; formulae and epithets attached to, 8, 27; and jars of Zeus speech, 112, 150, 252; and marriage to Medea, 206, 217; as model for Turnus, 242; in the underworld, 178; Chapter 4 passim
Aegisthus, 150–51
Aeneas, Chapter 7 passim
Aeneid, bibliography, 272–74, 308–310
Agamemnon, 16–18, 81, 93–94, 178
Ajax: as model for Dido, 233; shield of, 47–48; 86–87, 94–95, 137–38, in the underworld, 178
Alcinous, 65–66
Alexandria, Alexandrianism, 57, 80, 189–93; bibliography, 271–72; at Rome, 228–31
androktasia. See battle narrative
Andromache, 16–19, 67–68
Andronicus, Livius, 221–22
Antimachus of Colophon, 189
Aphrodite, 56–58, 242. See also Venus
Ares, 56–57
Argonautica, bibliography, 272, 306–08
arming scenes, 93–96
Athena, 19–21, 54–56, 124–25, 163
Augustus Caesar, 226–28, 309–310
Autolycus, 171–72
banqueting scenes, 91–93
battle narrative: in the Argonautica, 200; in the Gilgamesh Epic, 295; Homeric, 98–102, 121–22, 182–83
Bilgames, see Gilgamesh
Callimachus, 190–92, 229, 238
Calypso, 70–71, 176–77, 181, 233
catalogue: in poetry, 22–23, 96–98
Catalogue of Ships, 97–98, 118–19, 128
characterization, in Homeric epics, 83–91
Cinderella story, 148
Circe: in the Argonautica, 217; compared to Ishtar, 175; as model for Dido, 233; in the Odyssey, 70–71, 165–67, 180, 199
Cleopatra, as model for Dido, 233
Clytemnestra, 70–71, 150–51, 204
comedy of manners, 161–62, 180–83
comic hero, 235, 242
comic sense of life, 33, 72, 151–52, 206, 217
cuneiform, 280–81
Cyclops, 36, 175

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents v
  • Preface to the Second Edition vii
  • 1: Oral Poetry 1
  • 2: The Poet's World 43
  • 3: Poetic Technique 74
  • 4: The Iliad 113
  • 5: The Odyssey 144
  • 6: The Argonautica 187
  • 7: The Aeneid 219
  • Further Reading 257
  • 8: Gilgamesh 279
  • Further Reading Revisited 303
  • Index 311
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