The fifth volume of the Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic comprises five articles on epics dating from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period. Contributors move from the Iliad to the Odyssey to fragmentary epic and finally to Apollonius’s Argonautica. Well-known episodes receive innovative new interpretations, and hitherto overlooked items receive the attention they deserve.
Jonathan L. Ready, Ph.D. (2004), University of California, Berkeley, is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan. His most recent monograph is Orality, Textuality, and the Homeric Epics: An Interdisciplinary Study of Oral Texts, Dictated Texts, and Wild Texts (2019).
Christos C. Tsagalis Ph.D. (1998), Cornell University, is Professor of Greek at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Among his books are From Listeners to Viewers: Space in the Iliad (2012) and Early Greek Epic Fragments I: Genealogical and Antiquarian Epic (2017).
Contrubutors are: Charles Baker, Robert Cowan, Filip De Decker, Brian D. McPhee, Thomas J. Nelson
Disobedience in the Courtroom: Iliad 18.497–508 Charles Baker
Intertextual Agōnes in Archaic Greek Epic: Penelope vs. the Catalogue of Women Thomas J. Nelson
The Augment in the Fragments of the Epic Cycle and Other Fragmentary Greek Epic Filip De Decker
The Last Shall Be First: πανύστατος in Apollonios and Homer Robert Cowan
The Argo, Danaus, and Sesostris: On Allusions to Two First-Ship Traditions in Apollonius’s Argonautica Brian D. McPhee