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Epic reduction: receptions of Homer and Virgil in modern American poetry

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The aim of this project is to account for the widespread reception of the epics of Homer and Virgil by American poets of the twentieth century. Since 1914, an unprecedented number of new poems interpreting the Iliad, Odyssey and Aeneid have appeared in the United States.

The vast majority of these modern versions are short, combining epic and lyric impulses in a dialectical form of genre that is shaped, I propose, by two cultural movements of the twentieth century:...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty - Classical Languages and Literature

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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:9d1045f5-3134-432b-8654-868c3ef9b7de
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ora:11349

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