Epics of Rome

Epics of Rome

Dr Rhiannon Evans

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This subject explores Ancient Roman epic poetry, the literary genre which deals with grand mythical narratives involving heroes, gods, war, and love affairs. Epic was the most prestigious literary form in the ancient world. Roman poets adapted and developed Greek epic, particularly influenced by the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey. Roman epics similarly deal with divine and heroic material, but Roman poets also weave contemporary and topical themes int...Read More
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Afterlife II: The Novel

27 May 2014 | 44 mins 10 secs

Afterlife II: The No...

27 May 2014 | 44 mins 10 secs

Afterlife I: Late Latin a...

21 May 2014 | 38 mins 09 secs

Afterlife I: Late La...

21 May 2014 | 38 mins 09 secs

'I shall live': Immortali...

14 May 2014 | 50 mins 37 secs

'I shall live': Immo...

14 May 2014 | 50 mins 37 secs

Aeneid again? Troy and Ro...

07 May 2014 | 53 mins 28 secs

Aeneid again? Troy a...

07 May 2014 | 53 mins 28 secs

Art and Song: Orpheus and...

02 May 2014 | 45 mins 21 secs

Art and Song: Orpheu...

02 May 2014 | 45 mins 21 secs

Changing Nature: Genre in...

15 Apr 2014 | 51 mins 27 secs

Changing Nature: Gen...

15 Apr 2014 | 51 mins 27 secs

Gods and Mortals: Vengean...

10 Apr 2014 | 01 hr 14 secs

Gods and Mortals: Ve...

10 Apr 2014 | 01 hr 14 secs

Ovid Metamorphoses: Gods ...

01 Apr 2014 | 46 mins 24 secs

Ovid Metamorphoses: ...

01 Apr 2014 | 46 mins 24 secs

Introducing Ovid’s Metamo...

25 Mar 2014 | 48 mins 37 secs

Introducing Ovid’s M...

25 Mar 2014 | 48 mins 37 secs

Virgil’s Iliad? Epic Inte...

19 Mar 2014 | 47 mins 50 secs

Virgil’s Iliad? Epic...

19 Mar 2014 | 47 mins 50 secs

Epic and Augustus: Poetry...

12 Mar 2014 | 47 mins 44 secs

Epic and Augustus: P...

12 Mar 2014 | 47 mins 44 secs

Early Roman Epic, Part II

05 Mar 2014 | 22 mins 03 secs

Early Roman Epic, Pa...

05 Mar 2014 | 22 mins 03 secs

Early Roman Epic, Part I

05 Mar 2014 | 13 mins 30 secs

Early Roman Epic, Pa...

05 Mar 2014 | 13 mins 30 secs