Son of Classics and Comics

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George Kovacs, C. W. Marshall
Oxford University Press, 2016 - Literary Collections - 250 pages
Wonder Woman, Amazon Princess; Asterix, indefatigable Gaul; Ozymandias, like Alexander looking for new worlds to conquer. Comics use classical sources, narrative patterns, and references to enrich their imaginative worlds and deepen the stories they present. Son of Classics and Comics exploresthat rich interaction. This volume presents thirteen original studies of representations of the ancient world in the medium of comics. Building on the foundation established by their groundbreaking Classics and Comics (OUP, 2011), Kovacs and Marshall have gathered a wide range of studies with a new,global perspective. Chapters are helpfully grouped to facilitate classroom use, with sections on receptions of Homer, on manga, on Asterix, and on the sense of a 'classic" in the modern world.All Greek and Latin are translated. Lavishly illustrated, the volume widens the range of available studies on the reception of the Greek and Roman worlds in comics significantly, and deepens our understanding of comics as a literary medium. Son of Classics and Comics will appeal to students andscholars of classical reception as well as comics fans.

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Part Two Easts Wests
Part Three All Gaul
Part Four Modern Classics

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George Kovacs is Assistant Professor of Ancient History and Classics at Trent University in Peterborough, Canada. C. W. Marshall is Professor of Greek at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Together, they have co-edited Classics and Comics (OUP, 2011) and No LaughingMatter: Studies in Athenian Comedy (BCP, 2012).

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