April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Ancient Epic offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to six of the greatest ancient epics – Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Apollonius of Rhodes' Agonautica.
- Provides an accessible introduction to the ancient epic
- Offers interpretive analyses of poems within a comprehensive historical context
- Includes a detailed timeline, suggestions for further readings, and an appendix of the Olympian gods and their Akkadian counterparts