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Quintus of Smyrna, Posthomerica
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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 weapo…

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Baumbach, Manuel and Bär, Silvio F., “Quintus of Smyrna, Posthomerica”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps5_ID_0047>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111



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