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Philosophy Ancient & Classical

Son of Classics and Comics

edited by George Kovacs & C.W. Marshall

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2015
Ancient & Classical
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2015
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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 explores that 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 and scholars of classical reception as well as comics fans.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

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 Laughing Matter: Studies in Athenian Comedy (BCP, 2012).

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