A fresh and exciting approach to this great work of classical literature Henry Power provides an overview of the whole poem, key extracts from the text and detailed commentary of crucial moments in the poem. Readers are encouraged to consider both the oral origins and the rich literary reception of this early epic whilst responding to core themes within it. Key Features * Aimed at new readers coming to the poem for the first time and those teaching it at universities alike * Includes invative teaching strategies for engaging students with the poem
Dr Henry Power is Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter. He completed his PhD in English at St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge on 'Tom Jones, Appetite, and the Epic Tradition' in 2005. He has published scholarly articles in Translation and Literature, the Review of English Studies and the Cambridge Quarterly.