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The epic distilled : studies in the composition of the Aeneid

Author: Nicholas Horsfall
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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'The Epic Distilled' is a rich exploration of Virgil's use of sources in the 'Aeneid', considering elements of history, geography, mythology, and ethnography, and offering readers a fresh approach to understanding the full intellectual texture of Virgil's epic poem.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Virgil.; Publius Vergilius Maro; Virgile.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Horsfall
ISBN: 9780198758877 0198758871
OCLC Number: 944013823
Description: xiv, 160 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. To peel the artichoke --
2. `Ceaselessly wrangling in the bird-cage of the Muses' --
3. Doctus et lector --
4. Erudition and invention --
5. invention of myth --
6. Inconsistencies --
7. Signposts by the wayside --
8. So the story goes --
9. poet as jackdaw, and the role of anachronisms --
10. epic of many voices.
Responsibility: Nicholas Horsfall.

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