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The other Virgil : 'pessimistic' readings of the Aeneid in early modern culture

Author: Craig Kallendorf
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Classical presences.
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Tells the story of how a classic like the Aeneid can say different things to different people. As a school text it was generally taught to support the values and ideals of a succession of postclassical societies, but between 1500 and 1800 a number of unusually sensitive readers responded to cues in the text that call into question what the poem appears to be supporting. This book focuses on the literary works  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kallendorf, Craig.
Other Virgil.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)607670634
Online version:
Kallendorf, Craig.
Other Virgil.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608020583
Named Person: Virgil.; Publius Vergilius Maro
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Kallendorf
ISBN: 9780199212361 0199212368
OCLC Number: 138342398
Description: xiii, 252 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Marginalization --
Laudatory epic and the nature of power in the early Renaissance --
Virgil and the challenge to laudatory epic --
Filelfo's Sphortias : imitation as resistance --
Colonization --
Ercilla's La araucana : epic and the voice of the other --
The tempest : drama and the valorization of the other --
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz : lyric and the female other between two worlds --
Revolution --
Milton's Paradise lost : from commonwealth to Restoration --
Joel Barlow, Virgil, and the American Revolution --
Le Plat's Virgile en France : revolution and repression --
Appendix 1 : Manuscripts of Filelfo's Sphortias --
Appendix 2 : Filelfo's Virgilian studies.
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Craig Kallendorf.
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Tells the story of how a classic like the Aeneid can say different things to different people. As a school text it was generally taught to support the values and ideals of a succession of postclassical societies, but between 1500 and 1800 a number of unusually sensitive readers responded to cues in the text that call into question what the poem appears to be supporting. This book focuses on the literary works written by these readers, to show how they used the Aeneid as a model for poems that probed and challenged the dominant values of their society, just as Virgil had done centuries before. Some of these poems are not as well known today as they should be, but others, like Milton's Paradise Lost and Shakespeare's The Tempest , are; in the latter case, the poems can be understood in new ways once their relationship to the 'other Virgil' is made clear.

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important, timely and well-written Bryn Mawr Classical Review The book [is] one which any student of Virgil will find durable valuable

 
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