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by J. B. Hainsworth

eBook The Idea of Epic (EIDOS: Studies in Classical Kinds) epub
  • ISBN: 0520068149
  • Author: J. B. Hainsworth
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First Edition, First Printing edition (January 11, 1991)
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • ePUB size: 1201 kb
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Series: EIDOS: Studies in Classical Kinds (Book 3). Hardcover: 200 pages.

Hainsworth is one of the best Homeric scholars alive today, and this book makes it abundantly clear that his expertise in classical epic extends down through Latin epic and far into the mediaeval period. -Mark W. Edwards, author of Homer: The Poet of the ILIAD. Series: EIDOS: Studies in Classical Kinds (Book 3).

Similar books and articles. Lectures Delivered Before the Philosophical Union of the University of California. Neutrality Robert A. Bauslaugh: The Concept of Neutrality in Classical Greece. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles: Cambridge University Press, London, England. Pp. Xxiii + 305. Berkeley, Los Angeles and Oxford: University of California Press, 1991.

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The Idea of Epic book. J. B. Hainsworth explores the development of the epic genre, the causes of its success in classical literature, and the reasons for the failure of the genre after its triumphs in the Renaissance

The Idea of Epic book. The idea of epic is elusive. Hainsworth explores the development of the epic genre, the causes of its success in classical literature, and the reasons for the failure of the genre after its triumphs in the Renaissance. The idea of epic, Hainsworth argues, is composite. As the offspring of a tradition of heroic poetry, it is a narrative of historical or fictional events.

Eidos: Studies in Classical f Kinds, . viii + 192. Volume 42 Issue 1 - K. W. Gransden.

The classical tradition of epic poetry emerged from the heroic poetry of one tribe of one people, the Ionian .

The classical tradition of epic poetry emerged from the heroic poetry of one tribe of one people, the Ionian Greeks. The fame of the Iliad and Odyssey inspired emulators and created a genre which remained in high favor throughout the classical epoch and was revived in the Renaissance. Modern literature, however, has neglected it and the word "epic" no longer connotes a literary form. Hainsworth explores the development of the epic genre, the causes of its success in classical literature, and the reasons for the failure of the genre after its triumphs in the Renaissance".

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B. Hainsworth, The Idea of Epic (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991) 11–12. 18. Andrew Ford, Homer: The Poetry of the Past (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992) 4. oogle Scholar. 46. Seth L. Schein, The Mortal Hero: An Introduction to Homer’s Iliad (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984) 9.

John Kevin Newman, The Classical Epic Tradition (Madison: University of. .

John Kevin Newman, The Classical Epic Tradition (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1986), maintains that Alexandrian modes of coping with epic persist through Chaucer and Milton into 19th-cent. Wction and 20th-cent. In fact the legendary matter of Arthur formed the substance of a book comprising four Idylls of the King that he would publish the next year; and he would do so fully conWdent that, whatever else he had made his new book into, it was not an epic. A generation later for J. Hainsworth in The Idea of Epic (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991), that ‘‘the genre died’’ (viii) is a fact to be explained and not a proposition to be tested.

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The idea of epic is elusive. The classical tradition of epic poetry emerged from the heroic poetry of one tribe of one people, the Ionian Greeks. The fame of the Iliad and Odyssey inspired emulators and created a genre which remained in high favor throughout the classical epoch and was revived in the Renaissance. Modern literature, however, has neglected it and the word "epic" no longer connotes a literary form. J. B. Hainsworth explores the development of the epic genre, the causes of its success in classical literature, and the reasons for the failure of the genre after its triumphs in the Renaissance.The idea of epic, Hainsworth argues, is composite. As the offspring of a tradition of heroic poetry, it is a narrative of historical or fictional events. However, the Homeric epics try to make sense of events by relating them to some theme, for example heroism, and explaining them in terms of a metaphysical idea such as destiny or the will of God. In the literary epic of the classical period the narrative element divided into historical and mythological forms; authors exploited national, political, and romantic themes. Hainsworth examines the way in which these ideas intersect in classical criticism and in Hellenistic and Roman epic.Hainsworth demonstrates that after its first flowering the epic became an artificial literary form justified by the authority of the Homeric poems. When the poetic form was abandoned the idea of epic dissolved, leaving as its ghost the expression in other forms of the metaphysical ideas of the Greek and Roman epics.
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