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Characters and characterisation in the epic cycle

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The aim of this thesis is to use the various characters who play a part in the Epic Cycle as a tool with which to understand more about the Cycle and the pre-Homeric oral tradition. In Part 1, I use characters as a way to approach the different sources of information we have for the Epic Cycle, namely the Bibliotheca of Apollodorus and the various fragments from later writers and scholiasts. I take the view that these sources are, on the whole, less valuable than Proclus’ epitomes. ...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-3435-9495
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Programme:
AHRC Studentship
Funding agency for:
Thompson, BA
Grant:
AH/L503885/1
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
Greek, Ancient (to 1453) and English
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Deposit date:
2022-04-12

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