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Virgil's Aeneid; a critical description.

Author: Kenneth Quinn
Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press [1968]
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Quinn, Kenneth.
Virgil's Aeneid; a critical description.
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press [1968]
(OCoLC)580385942
Named Person: Virgil.; Aeneas, (Legendary character); Aeneas, (Legendary character); Publius Vergilius Maro
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Quinn
OCLC Number: 437133
Description: xii, 448 pages 23 cm
Contents: The heroic impulse --
Genesis. What is the Aeneid about? --
The task and its problems --
The problems solved --
Structure. General description --
Structure of the Twelve books --
The episodes --
Projection of the narrator into his narrative --
Parallel and suspended narrative --
Tempo of the narrative: tenses --
The twelve books --
Form and technique. pt. 1: Form. Not only Homer --
Difference in attitude between Virgil and Homer --
The exploitation of form --
Impure poetry --
pt. 2: Technique. Gods --
Characterization and motivation --
Parallel divine and psychological motivation --
Fate --
pt. 3: The contribution of tragedy. Tragic attitude --
Tragic suspense --
Tragic irony and insight --
Implicit comment --
Style. Words alone --
Words in action. The tradition. Ennius and the old poets --
Catullus and the new poets --
A common style --
Innovation- callida iunctura. Latent metaphor --
Archaism brought out by context --
Etymological puns --
Ambiguity --
Syntactical ambiguity --
The Virgilian sentence. Metre --
Theme and variation --
Subordinate clauses --
Imagery.

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