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In: Orality, Literacy and Performance in the Ancient World
The Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic ( YAGE) publishes articles on all aspects of the epic tradition from Homer to Nonnus. This inaugural volume comprises eight articles. Seven are on Homeric poetry, six of which adopt a variety of approaches, from the metrical to the narratological to the oralist, in addressing the theme of “the epic middle.” One is on the fragments of the poet Manetho Astrologus.
The Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic is the sole annual publication devoted exclusively to the study of Ancient Greek epic. Comprising articles selected through a process of double-blind peer review, the Yearbook provides a platform for cutting-edge, synthetic research on Ancient Greek epic from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity (fifth century CE).
The Yearbook is online available as an electronic journal. For more information please view www.brill.com/yago.
Volume 2 of the Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic presents seven articles. Contributors explore the poetry of Homer, Hesiod, and Empedocles, investigate the nature of formulaic language, reveal Greek tragedy’s connections with epic, and study the characters of Ganymede and Hekamede. This diverse collection will be of interest to all students and scholars of ancient Greek epic.

Contributors are: Joel P. Christensen, Xavier Gheerbrant, Ahuvia Kahane, Lynn Kozak, Bruce Louden, Sheila Murnaghan, Polyxeni Strolonga.
The Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic is the sole annual publication devoted exclusively to the study of Ancient Greek epic. The Yearbook provides a platform for cutting-edge, synthetic research on Ancient Greek epic from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity (fifth century CE). The Yearbook comprises articles through a process of double blind peer review and also includes special issues, dedicated to one particular topic. The print version is published as a book series. The journal is published online only, and as a hardback yearbook. For more information on the print version, please click here.

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Volume 4 of the Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic presents five articles on the Iliad and the Odyssey and one on the history of Homeric scholarship. Contributors look to the Ancient Near East, to medieval Japan, and to contemporary conceptual metaphor theory; they explore the interpretations of ancient readers and the contests of modern scholarship. This diverse collection will be of interest to all students and scholars of ancient Greek epic.
In: Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic Online

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The Odyssey ends with a battle between Odysseus’s household and the suitors’ relatives. This article first defamiliarizes the presence and course of the battle by reviewing relevant mythographic and folkloristic comparanda. It then argues that the battle makes two important contributions to the return of the Odyssey’s Odysseus.

In: Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic Online
Volume 3 of Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic explores interconnections between the Odyssey and the Nostoi and the Telegony of the Epic Cycle, a collection of lost early Greek epics. The Odyssey is situated between the narrative time of the two Cycle poems, with the Nostoi narrating the returns of heroes after the Trojan War and the Telegony narrating Odysseus’s adventures after his return to Ithaca. The six articles that follow the introduction compare and contrast the three epics, employing different methodologies and reaching divergent conclusions. Topics include pre-Homeric mythological traditions, the potential for intertextuality between orally performed epics, and the flexible boundaries of early epics.