Inconsistency in Roman Epic [Paperback]

James J. O'Hara (Author)

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ISBN: 9780521646420 | Published by: Cambridge University Press | Year of Publication: 2007 | Language: English 165p,

Inconsistency in Roman Epic


Building on recent work on both Greek and Roman authors, this book explores the possibility of interpreting inconsistencies in Roman epic. After a chapter surveying Greek background material including Homer, tragedy, Plato and the Alexandrians, five chapters argue that comparative study of the literary use of inconsistencies can shed light on major problems in Catullus' Peleus and Thetis, Lucretius' De Rerum Natura, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Lucan's Bellum Civile.

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