The Trojan Epic. Quintus Of Smyrna Quintus Smyrnaeus. A Commentary on Quintus of Smyrna, Posthomerica Katerina Carvounis. The Posthomerica, a Greek epic by Quintus of Smyrna believed to have been written in the third century AD, tells the story of the Trojan War beginning with the events immediately following the end of the narrative of the Iliad. Valued as one of the few surviving detailed poetic accounts of this period, Book 14, the final book of the poem, covers the events that take place the day after the sack of Troy, from Helen's return to Menelaus and the sacrifice of Polyxena, to the homeward journey of the victorious Greeks, which is abruptly interrupted by a divine storm.
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This detailed commentary This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading. The Iliad ends in a cliffhanger. Also known as the Posthomerica , or "sequel to Homer," the Trojan Epic chronicles the course of the war after the burial of Troy's greatest hero, Hektor.
Quintus, believed to have been an educated Greek living in Roman Asia Minor, included some of the war's most legendary events: the death of Achilles, the Trojan Horse, and the destruction of Troy. But because Quintus deliberately imitated Homer's language and style, his work has been dismissed by many scholars as pastiche.
A vivid and entertaining story in its own right, the Trojan Epic is also particularly significant for what it reveals about its sources—the much older, now lost Greek epics about the Trojan War known collectively as the Epic Cycle. Written in the Homeric era, these poems recounted events not included in the Iliad or the Odyssey.
As Alan James makes clear in this vibrant and faithful new translation, Quintus's work deserves attention for its literary-historical importance and its narrative power. Orlando Furioso Volume I, Cantos Ludovico Ariosto. Suppliant Maidens. Stories From The Odyssey. Prometheus Bound. The Poetical Works of Robert Bridges. Robert Bridges. Stories from the Iliad.
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