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Vergil's empire : political thought in the Aeneid

Author: Eve Adler
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Vergil's Empire, Eve Adler offers an exciting new interpretation of the political thought of Vergil's Aeneid. Adler argues that in this epic poem, Vergil presents the theoretical foundations of a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adler, Eve.
Vergil's empire.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2003
(OCoLC)646906317
Named Person: Virgil.; Aeneas, (Legendary character); Virgil; Aeneas, (Legendary character); Virgil.; Publius Vergilius Maro; Publius Vergilius Maro; Virgil; Virgil; Virgil.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eve Adler
ISBN: 0742521664 9780742521667 0742521672 9780742521674
OCLC Number: 50560679
Description: xviii, 349 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Foundations of Carthage and of Rome --
The Theme of the Aeneid --
The Song of Iopas and the Song of Vergil --
The Carthaginian Enlightenment --
Was There a Roman Enlightenment? --
Lucretius' Teaching --
Furor --
Dido in Love --
The Greater Order of Things --
The Theme of the Aeneid Again --
The Golden Age --
Aeneas' Founding of Rome --
World Empire --
Pietatis Imago --
Piety and Heroic Virtue --
Aeneas and the Heroes --
The Education of Aeneas: I --
The Education of Aeneas: II.
Responsibility: Eve Adler.

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This book is stunningly original. An empire, even a benevolent one, may overreach, of course. And Virgil hints that there are, humanly speaking, perhaps even seeds of self-dissolution in the most Read more...

 
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