A Comparative Study Of Epic Themes in Firdausi and Persian Ancient Narratives
Zhila Dehbozorgi, PH.D
Professor of Farhanghian University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract: Epic is about the action of lords and great men. The studied subjects in epic, is daring actions and events stored in the old stories and narratives. These stories have those meanings and charms that is the cover of the epic stories.The origins of Persian epics come from the old narratives of Avesta, especially Yashts and also Persian medieval manuscripts like ''Yadegar-e-zariran '' (commemoration of Zariran), ''Khoday Name'' (the book about God) and the histories of Islamic era.Remaining of old subjects could be seen in Islamic era's ''Shahnamehs'' (the book about Shahs) especially, Firdausi's Shahnameh has used a lot of traditional subjects and foundations.
[Zhila Dehbozorgi. A Comparative Study Of Epic Themes in Firdausi and Persian Ancient Narratives. Life Sci J2013;10(7s):286-292] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 43
Keywords: Themes, ancient sources, narratives, epic, Firdausi's shahnameh