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Vergil's Aeneid : Augustan epic and political context

Author: Hans-Peter Stahl; Elaine Fantham
Publisher: Swansea : Classical Press of Wales, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A collection of 14 papers in which contributors use diverging critical methods on a selection of extracts from Vergil's epic, with the examination of political references in the work being prominent,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Virgil.; Virgil; Virgil.; Aeneas, (Legendary character)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Peter Stahl; Elaine Fantham
ISBN: 9781905125333 190512533X
OCLC Number: 276334675
Notes: Originally published: London: Duckworth, in association with the Classical Press of Wales, 1998.
Description: xxxiii, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Vergil announcing the Aeneid. On Georg. 3.1-48 / Egil Kraggerud --
Religion in the politics of Augustus / Gunther Gottlieb --
Political stop-overs on a mythological travel route: from battling harpies to the Battle of Actium / Hans-Peter Stahl --
Peopling of the underworld / Anton Powell --
Vergil as a republican / Eckard Lefèvre --
Show must go on: the death of Marcellus and the future of the Augustan principate / Reinhold F. Glei --
Allecto's first victim: a study of Vergil's Amata / Elaine Fantham --
Opening the gates of war / Don Fowler --
Assimilation and civil war: Hercules and Cacus / Llewelyn Morgan --
Non enarrabile textum? the shield of Aeneas and the triple triumph in 29 BC / Alexander G. McKay --
Sword-belt of Pallas: moral symbolism and political ideology / Stephen Harrison --
Fame and defamation in the Aeneid: the council of Latins / Philip Hardie --
Isolation of Turnus / Richard F. Thomas --
End and the meaning / David West.
Responsibility: editor, Hans-Peter Stahl ; contributors, Elaine Fantham [and others].

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