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Quintus of Smyrna's Posthomerica : a study of heroic characterization and heroism / by Tine Scheijnen.

Author/Creator:
Scheijnen, Tine, author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 393 pages : color charts ; 24 cm.
Series:
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 421.
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Late antique literature.
Mnemosyne. Supplements. Late antique literature ; volume 421
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Other Title:
Posthomerica
Subjects:
Quintus, Smyrnaeus, active 4th century. Posthomerica.
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Posthomerica (Quintus, Smyrnaeus).
Epic poetry, Greek.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
Quintus of Smyrna's Posthomerica (3rd century C.E.) is of great literary value to the field of Greek epic. It is a stylistic imitation of Homer and recounts what Iliad and Odyssey have left untold of the Trojan War. Tine Scheijnen offers the first linear study of this still little-known poem. Progressing from book 1 to 14, she focusses on key issues such as Homeric similes and characterization of heroes (especially Achilles and his son Neoptolemus). Ideologically, Quintus engages in a critical way with Homer, but possibly also Vergil, Triphiodorus and tragedy. Scheijnen's work can be read as a thorough introduction to Quintus' Posthomerica, while also offering new insights into Homer reception, the conception of heroes and heroism in Greek epic.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Other format:
Online version: Scheijnen, Tine. Quintus of Smyrna's Posthomerica.
ISBN:
9789004373433
9004373438
OCLC:
1042115529