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Virgil recomposed : the mythological and secular centos in antiquity

Author: Scott McGill
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: American classical studies, no. 48.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Virgilian centos anticipate the avant-garde and undermine the image of a staid, sober, and centered classical world. This book examines the twelve mythological and secular Virgilian centos that survive from antiquity. The centos, in which authors take nonconsecutive lines or segments of lines from the Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid and reconnect them to produce new poems, have received limited attention. No  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McGill, Scott, 1968-
Virgil recomposed.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607718760
Named Person: Virgil; Virgil; Virgil; Virgil.; Publius Vergilius Maro
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott McGill
ISBN: 9780195175646 0195175646
OCLC Number: 56779004
Language Note: Text in English, centos in Latin.
Description: xxv, 231 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Playing with poetry : writing and reading the Virgilian centos --
Tragic Virgil : the Medea --
Virgil and the everyday : the De panificio and De Alea --
Omnia iam vulgata? : approaches to the mythological centos --
Weddings, sex, and "Virgil the maiden" : the Cento nuptialis and the Epithalamium fridi --
Appendix : Texts of the mythological and secular centos.
Series Title: American classical studies, no. 48.
Responsibility: Scott McGill.
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This is the first book to present a comprehensive study of the mythological and secular Virgilian centos.  Read more...

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