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The Resource The epic journey in Greek and Roman literature, edited for the Department of Classics by Thomas Biggs, Asistant Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia, Jessica Blum, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at the University of San Francisco

The epic journey in Greek and Roman literature, edited for the Department of Classics by Thomas Biggs, Asistant Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia, Jessica Blum, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at the University of San Francisco

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The epic journey in Greek and Roman literature
Title
The epic journey in Greek and Roman literature
Statement of responsibility
edited for the Department of Classics by Thomas Biggs, Asistant Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia, Jessica Blum, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at the University of San Francisco
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume explores journeys across time and space in Greek and Latin literature, taking as its starting point the paradigm of travel offered by the epic genre. The epic journey is central to the dynamics of classical literature, offering a powerful lens through which characters, authors, and readers experience their real and imaginary worlds. The journey informs questions of identity formation, narrative development, historical emplotment, and constructions of heroism - topics that move through and beyond the story itself. The act of moving to and from 'home' - both a fixed point of spatial orientation and a transportable set of cultural values - thus represents a physical journey and an intellectual process. In exploring its many manifestations, the chapters in this collection reconceive the centrality of the epic journey across a wide variety of genres and historical contexts, from Homer to the moon
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
880.9/32
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3015.T7
LC item number
E75 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Biggs, Thomas
  • Blum, Jessica
Series statement
Yale classical studies
Series volume
39
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travel in literature
  • Greek literature
  • Latin literature
  • Greek literature
  • Latin literature
  • Travel in literature
Label
The epic journey in Greek and Roman literature, edited for the Department of Classics by Thomas Biggs, Asistant Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia, Jessica Blum, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at the University of San Francisco
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1056200681
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 323 pages
Isbn
9781108498098
Lccn
2018045902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1056200681
Label
The epic journey in Greek and Roman literature, edited for the Department of Classics by Thomas Biggs, Asistant Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia, Jessica Blum, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at the University of San Francisco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1056200681
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 323 pages
Isbn
9781108498098
Lccn
2018045902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1056200681

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