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'Cowboy Classics' explores epic traditions

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"Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition" will be published in June.

The book, by Augustana's Dr. Kirsten Day, associate professor of Classics, looks at the connection between Western film and Greek and Roman epic, each of which focuses on a mythic-historical period from the past where our societal notions of what constitutes heroism, masculinity, and honor first were forged.

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