Epic Lessons: An Introduction to Ancient Didactic Poetry

1st Edition

Peter Toohey

Routledge
Published September 9, 2013
Reference - 282 Pages
ISBN 9780415862240 - CAT# Y152582

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Summary

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 Lessons shows 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 blockbuster.' - JACT Review

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