Ancient Epic offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to six of the greatest ancient epics – Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Apollonius of Rhodes' Agonautica.
Provides an accessible introduction to the ancient epic
Offers interpretive analyses of poems within a comprehensive historical context
Includes a detailed timeline, suggestions for further readings, and an appendix of the Olympian gods and their Akkadian counterparts
Katherine Callen King is Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles.