Roman Epic

1st Edition

Anthony J. Boyle

Routledge
Published July 25, 1996
Reference - 346 Pages
ISBN 9780415143578 - CAT# RU14998

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Summary

Roman epic is both index and critique of the foundational culture of the western world. It is one of Europe's most persistent and determinant poetic modes. In this book distinguished Latinists examine the formation and evolution of Roman epic from its beginnings in the third century BC to the high Italian Renaissance. Featuring a variety of methodologies and approaches, it clarifies the literary importance and political and moral meaning of Roman epic.

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