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An introduction to Virgil's 'Aeneid'

Author: W A Camps
Publisher: London, Oxford U.P., 1969.
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The story and its subject: Rome - The hero: Aeneas - The secondary heroes: Dido and Turnus - The higher powers: Fate and the Gods - Structure: continuity and symmetry - Poetic expression: language and sensibility - Making the story: fusion of the legend of Aeneas' coming to Italy with matter from Iliad and Odyssey - Echoes of history.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Camps, W.A. (William Anthony).
Introduction to Virgil's 'Aeneid'.
London, Oxford U.P., 1969
(OCoLC)741861318
Named Person: Virgil.; Aeneas, (Legendary character); Vergilius Maro; Virgil.; Virgile.; Aeneas, (Legendary character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W A Camps
ISBN: 0198720238 9780198720232 0198720246 9780198720249
OCLC Number: 32001
Description: ix, 164 pages map 22 cm
Contents: Preliminary --
The story and its subject: Rome --
The hero: Aeneas --
The secondary heroes: Dido and Turnus --
The higher powers : fate and the gods --
Principles of structure: continuity and symmetry --
Poetic expression: language and sensibility --
Making the story: fusion of the legend of Aeneas' coming to Italy with matter from Iliad and Odyssey --
Making an episode: fusion of inherited materials exemplified in the sixth book --
Echoes of history --
Relevant and irrelevant associations, conclusion.
Responsibility: [by] W.A. Camps.
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This work is addressed to students of Virgil and of literature in general, including those who may be approaching the "Aeneid" for the first time. It attempts through discussion of particular topics  Read more...

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'The work deserves to be edited, and Cauchi has done the task impeccably... An edition which -deservedly- will never be superseded'. Colin Burrow, Journal of Roman Studies.

 
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