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Epic Lessons

An Introduction to Ancient Didactic Poetry
Peter Toohey
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Epic Lessons

An Introduction to Ancient Didactic Poetry
Peter Toohey
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Didactic Epic was enormously popular in the ancient world. It was used to teach Greeks and Romans technical and scientific subjects, but in verse. Epic Lessons shows how this scientific poetry was intended not just to instruct but also to entertain.Praise for its predecessor, Reading Epic 'Toohey's erudition makes the complexities and the strangeness of these ancient poems appear as clear as daylight and his enthusiasm renders them as attractive as the latest blockbuster.' - JACT Review

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2013
ISBN
9781135035334
Topic
History
Subtopic
Ancient History
Edition
1

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