Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic

Volume 5


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.

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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

Students and scholars of ancient Greek epic
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