Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature

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Edited by: Christine Walde
In collaboration with: Brigitte Egger

The Reception of Classical Literature , a Supplement to Brill’s New Pauly gives an overview of the reception and influence of ancient literary works on the literature, art and music from Antiquity to the present.

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Quintus of Smyrna, Posthomerica

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Author(s): Baumbach, Manuel | Bär, Silvio F.
A. Work and author The Imperial-period epic Posthomerica ( P.; ‘The Events After Homer’) tells the story of the Greek conquest of Troy in fourteen books. Its title derives from the aim to continue from the final scene of Homer’s Iliad, the death of Hector and the return of his corpse to Troy. This is followed by depictions of the combats of Achilles and the Amazon queen Penthesilea and the Ethiopian Memnon, the death of Achilles and the dispute over his weapons, and the construction of the Trojan Horse. The epic ends with the destruct…