Wilfred Owen and Classical Allusion: The Wrestlers
Now look at this different manuscript of 'The Wrestlers'. Look at Owen's descriptions of Hercules and Antaeas. Which do you think is more detailed? What does this suggest was at the forefront of Owen's mind?
Wilfred Owen and Classical Allusion
This display of manuscripts looks at the classical tradition as an important source of imagery and content for some of Wilfred Owen's poems. Developed for A'level (16-18 years) literature and classical studies.
Created by First World War Poetry Digital Archive.