A History of Epic Poetry (Post-Virgilian) (Classic Reprint)

A History of Epic Poetry (Post-Virgilian) (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A History of Epic Poetry (Post-Virgilian) The following pages are meant to exhibit the different national renderings of a variety of poetry that perhaps more than any other has given status to the literature possessing a great specimen of it, and supremacy to the poet of that specimen. I have restricted my formal examination of poems to those of the post Virgilian period. So much excellent criticism has been made on Homer and Virgil that it seemed presumption on my part, as well as a needless increase of the bulk of the book, to adventure a full statement of the epical position of these two princely poets. It is clear, however, that no history of epic poetry could be called satisfactory that did not contain some reference to these poets - that did not, indeed, to a definite if limited extent, take into account and appraise their work. I have therefore in the Introduction devoted some pages to a consideration of certain aspects of the epical quality of their respective poems. Other pre-virgilian epics than those of Homer claim, and have received, a certain amount of attention. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 625g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 6 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0260466204
  • 9780260466204