The Resource Greek epic fragments : From the seventh to the fifth centuries BC, edited and translated by Martin L. West, (electronic resource)

Greek epic fragments : From the seventh to the fifth centuries BC, edited and translated by Martin L. West, (electronic resource)

Label
Greek epic fragments : From the seventh to the fifth centuries BC
Title
Greek epic fragments
Title remainder
From the seventh to the fifth centuries BC
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Martin L. West
Contributor
Editor
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Heroic epic of the eighth to the fifth century BCE includes poems about Hercules and Theseus, as well as the Theban Cycle and the Trojan Cycle. Genealogical epic of that archaic era includes poems that create prehistories for Corinth and Samos. These works are an important source of mythological record.
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Cataloging source
MaCbHUP
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
PA3623.E5
LC item number
W478 2014
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
West, M. L.
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library ;
Series volume
497
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Lost literature
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Lost literature
  • Greece
Summary expansion
Greek epics of the archaic period include poems that narrate a particular heroic episode or series of episodes and poems that recount the long-term history of families or peoples. They are an important source of mythological record. Here is a new text and translation of the examples of this poetry that have come down to us. The heroic epic is represented by poems about Heracles and Theseus, and by two great epic cycles: the Theban Cycle, which tells of the failed assault on Thebes by the Seven and the subsequent successful assault by their sons; and the Trojan Cycle, which includes Cypria, Little Iliad, and The Sack of Ilion. Among the genealogical epics are poems in which Eumelus creates a prehistory for Corinth and Asius creates one for Samos. In presenting the extant fragments of these early epic poems, Martin West provides very helpful notes. His Introduction places the epics in historical context
Target audience
general
Label
Greek epic fragments : From the seventh to the fifth centuries BC, edited and translated by Martin L. West, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MaCbHUP)hup0000597
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Greek epic fragments : From the seventh to the fifth centuries BC, edited and translated by Martin L. West, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MaCbHUP)hup0000597
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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