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Virgil : the Aeneid

Author: K W Gransden; S J Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Landmarks of world literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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"This guide offers a complete account of the historical setting and significance of The Aeneid, and discusses Virgil's use of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, as well as the most celebrated episodes in the poem, including the tragedy of Dido and Aeneas' visit to the underworld. The volume examines Virgil's psychological and philosophical insights, and analyzes the poem's status as the central classical work of European  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Virgil.; Aeneas, (Legendary character); Aeneas, (Legendary character); Virgil.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K W Gransden; S J Harrison
ISBN: 0521832136 9780521832137 0521539803 9780521539807
OCLC Number: 52829113
Notes: Previous edition: 1990.
Description: vii, 111 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Background --
1. Virgil in the light of his time --
2. Life of Virgil --
3. The Eclogues --
4. The Georgics --
5. Metrical unity and continuity --
pt. II. Virgil and Homer --
6. 'Arms and the man' --
7. The Aeneas legend --
8. The 'Odyssean' Aeneid --
9. The 'Iliadic' Aeneid --
pt. III. Reading The Aeneid --
10. The text --
11. The story --
12. Structure --
13. Expression and sensibility --
14. Narrative technique --
15. The world of the dead --
16. Father-figures --
17. Juno --
18. War and heroism --
19. Fate and free will --
20. Conclusions --
pt. IV. The After-Life of the Aeneid --
21. Influences and reputation --
22. Virgil and Dante --
23. Virgil and renaissance epic --
24. Virgil and romanticism --
App. Principal characters of the poem.
Series Title: Landmarks of world literature.
Responsibility: K.W. Gransden.

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