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The specter of Dido : Spenser and Virgilian epic

Author: John Watkins
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [1995]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his examinations of Spenser's major poetry and his treatment of Virgil and Dido, Watkins attempts to dismantle the stereotype of Spenser as one who blurs earlier epic traditions.

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Genre/Form: Literature
Named Person: Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser; Virgil; Virgil.; Edmund Spenser; Virgil.; Dido.; Edmund Spenser; Publius Vergilius Maro; Edmund Spenser; Publius Vergilius Maro; Dido.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Watkins
ISBN: 0300058837 9780300058833
OCLC Number: 31170615
Description: xi, 208 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From Homeric romance to Augustan epic: Virgil's revision of the Odyssey --
Remembrances of Dido: Medieval and Renaissance transformations of the Aeneid --
Paulo maiora canamus: epic anticipations and alternatives in The shepheardes calender --
From Roma Aeterna to the New Hierusalem: the Virgilian origins of Book I of The faerie queene --
Tempering the two Didos: romance and allegorical epic in Book II --
"Diverse folk diversely they demed": Virgilian alternatives in Book III.
Responsibility: John Watkins.

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