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Epic Lessons

An Introduction to Ancient Didactic Poetry

Epic Lessons( )
Author: Toohey, Peter
ISBN:978-0-415-86224-0
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $54.95
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Didactic Epic was enormously popular in the ancient world. It was used to teach Greeks and Romans technical and scientific subjects, but in verse. Epic Lessonsshows how this scientific poetry was intended not just to instruct but also to entertain. Praise for its predecessor, Reading Epic 'Toohey's erudition makes the complexities and the strangeness of these ancient poems appear as clear as daylight and his enthusiasm renders them as attractive as the latest...
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Pages:282
Detailed Subjects: History / Ancient / Rome
Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / General
Literary Criticism / Poetry
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.9 Pounds

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