Quintus Smyrnaeus: Transforming Homer in Second Sophistic Epic

Quintus Smyrnaeus: Transforming Homer in Second Sophistic Epic

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The "Events after Homer", described by Quintus Smyrnaeus in the third century AD in his Greek epic Posthomerica, are an attempt to bridge the gap between the Iliad and the Odyssey , and to combine the various scattered reports of the battle for Troy into a single tale: the fate of Achilles, Ajax, Paris and the Amazon Penthesileia, the intervention of Neoptolemos and the story from the Trojan horse to the destruction of the city. The volume presented here summarizes the results of the first international conference on Quintus Smyrnaeus.

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ISBN-13: 9783110195774
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Series: Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies Series , #17
Edition description: Reprint 2012
Pages: 507
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Manuel Baumbach und Silvio Bär, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

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