Classical epic tradition

John Kevin Newman

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook


The literary epic and critical theories about the epic tradition are traced from Aristotle and Callimachus through Apollonius, Virgil, and their successors such as Chaucer and Milton to Eisenstein, Tolstoy, and Thomas Mann. Newman's revisionist critique will challenge all scholars, students, and general readers of the classics, comparative literature, and western literary traditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press
Number of pages566
ISBN (Print)9780299105143
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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