By Jörg Rüpke

Antike Epen wie Ovids "Metamorphosen" oder die "Aeneis" von Vergil gehören zu den wichtigsten und wirkmächtigsten Texten des Abendlandes. Dieser Einführungsband gibt einen Überblick über Inhalt und shape dieser Texte. Dabei stehen folgende Fragen im Mittelpunkt: used to be wollte das Publikum hören? Wie lange hörte guy einer Rezitation zu und wie wurden Sollbruchstellen gestaltet? Welche Erzählstoffe konnte guy über verschiedene Tage und Gelegenheiten hinweg überhaupt mitteilen? Jörg Rüpke behandelt Texte von Homer bis zur spätantiken Bibelepik, konzentriert sich aber auf lateinische Dichter wie Vergil, Lukrez und Ovid. Textbeispiele sind dabei durchgängig übersetzt, entlegene Texte werden auch in Originalzitaten vorgestellt.

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