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Virgil on the nature of things : the Georgics, Lucretius, and the didactic tradition

Autore: Monica Gale
Editore: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"The Georgics has for the past twenty years been a source of fierce controversy among scholars of Latin literature. Is the work optimistic or pessimistic, pro- or anti-Augustan? Should we read it as a eulogy or a bitter critique of Rome and her imperial ambitions? This book suggests that the ambiguity of the poem is the product of a complex and thorough-going engagement with earlier writers in the didactic  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Literature
Persona incaricata: Virgil.; Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus; Virgil; Virgil; Virgil.; Virgil; Virgile.; Lucrèce.; Lucrèce; Virgile; Virgile; Publius Vergilius Maro; Lucretius; Vergil; Georgica.; Lukrez; De rerum natura.; Lucrèce.; Lucrèce (0098?-0055 av. J.-C.).; Virgile (0070-0019 av. J.-C.).; Publius Vergilius Maro; Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus; Publius Vergilius Maro; Titus Lucretius Carus; Virgil.
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Monica Gale
ISBN: 0521781116 9780521781114
Numero OCLC: 43334297
Descrizione: xiii, 321 pages ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: influence, allusion, intertextuality; 2. Beginnings and endings; 3. The gods, the farmer and the natural world; 4. Virgil's metamorphoses: mythological allusions; 5. Labor improbus; 6. The wonders of the natural world; 7. The cosmic battlefield: warfare and military imagery; 8. Epilogue: the philosopher and the farmer; Bibliography; Indexes.
Responsabilità: Monica R. Gale.
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