Redesigning Achilles by Papaioannou
'Recycling' the Epic Cycle in the 'Little Iliad' (Ovid, Metamorphoses 12.1-13.622) (Untersuchungen Zur Antiken Literatur Und Geschichte)

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The book is a detailed study on the structure and the topics of Ovids compedium of the Trojan Saga in Metamorphoses 12.1-13.622, the section also referred to as the Little Iliad. It explores the motives and the objectives behind the selected narrative moments from the Epic Cycle that found their way into the Ovidian version of the Trojan War. By thoroughly mastering and inspiringly refashioning a vast amount of literary material, Ovid generates a systematic reconstruction of the archetypal hero, Achilles. Thus, he projects himself as a worthy successor of Homer in the epic tradition, a master epicist, and a par to his great Latin predecessor, Vergil.

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Sophia Papaioannou, The National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
Published December 17, 2007 by Walter de Gruyter. 304 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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