It offers a multi-disciplinary discussion of both longstanding ideas and newer perspectives. A Companion to the Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman epic traditions. Considers the interrelation between these different traditions. Provides a balanced overview of longstanding ideas and newer perspectives in the study of epic.Shows how scholarship over the last forty years has transformed the ways that we conceive of and understand the genre. Covers recently introduced topics, such as the role of women, the history of reception, and comparison with living analogues from oral tradition. The editor and contributors are leading scholars in the field. Includes a detailed index of poems, poets, technical terms, and important figures and events. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "greatbookprices1" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.