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The Cambridge Companion to Virgil (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Seventeen essays from an internationally distinguished team of scholars.

Synopsis:

Seventeen essays from an internationally distinguished team of scholars.

Synopsis:

This ground-breaking and authoritative volume is an indispensable reference book to accompany the study of Virgil. It is a multi-authored guide aimed at students and anyone with an interest in great literature and the classical heritage. The chapters contain essential information while also offering fresh and original insights into the poems and their author. Emphasis is given to the responses to Virgil over the centuries, particularly by other creative artists.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 340-358) and index.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Introduction: 'The classic of all Europe' Charles Martindale; Part I. Translation and Reception: 2. Virgil in English translation Colin Burrow; 3. Modern receptions and their interpretative implications Duncan F. Kennedy; 4. Aspects of Virgil's reception in Antiquity R. J. Tarrant; 5. The Virgil commentary of Servius Don Fowler; 6. Virgils, from Dante to Milton Colin Burrow; 7. Virgil in art M. J. H. Liversidge; Part II. Genre and Poetic Career: 8. Green politics: the Eclogues Charles Martindale; 9. Virgilian didaxis: value and meaning in the Georgics William Batstone; 10. Virgilian epic Duncan F. Kennedy; 11. Closure: the Book of Virgil Elena Theodorakopoulos; Part III. Contexts of Production: 12. Poetry and power: Virgil's poetry in contemporary context R. J. Tarrant; 13. Rome and its traditions James E. G. Zetzel; 14. Virgil and the cosmos: religious and philosophical ideas Susanna Morton Braund; 15. The Virgilian intertext Joseph Farrell; Part IV. Contents and Forms: 16. Virgil's style James J. O'Hara; 17. Virgilian narrative: (a) Storytelling Don Fowler; (b) Ecphrasis Alessandro Barchiesi; 18. Approaching characterisation in Virgil Andrew Laird; 19. Sons and lovers: sexuality and gender in Virgil's poetry Ellen Oliensis; 20. Virgil and tragedy Philip Hardie; 21. Envoi: the death of Virgil Fiona Cox; Dateline; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521498852
Editor:
Martindale, Charles
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Martindale, Charles
Author:
Martindale, Charles
Location:
Cambridge, U.K. ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
European - Italian
Subject:
Roman Literature
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Epic poetry
Subject:
Pastoral poetry
Subject:
Epic poetry, Latin
Subject:
Didactic poetry, Latin
Subject:
Rome in literature
Subject:
Country life in literature
Subject:
Didactic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature.
Subject:
Pastoral poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Agriculture in literature.
Subject:
Pastoral poetry, Latin.
Subject:
Aeneas
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Virgil--Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 half-tones
Pages:
388
Dimensions:
8.89x5.93x.96 in. 1.46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This ground-breaking and authoritative volume is an indispensable reference book to accompany the study of Virgil. It is a multi-authored guide aimed at students and anyone with an interest in great literature and the classical heritage. The chapters contain essential information while also offering fresh and original insights into the poems and their author. Emphasis is given to the responses to Virgil over the centuries, particularly by other creative artists.
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