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Virgil's Aeneid : a Reader's Guide.

Author: David Ross
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by eminent scholar David O. Ross, this guide helps readers to engage with the poetry, thought, and background of Virgils great epic, suggesting both the depth and the beauty of Virgils poetic images and the mental images with which the Romans lived.:.; Guides readers through the complexity of Virgils poetic style and imagery.; All extracts are translated, with original Latin given when necessary.; Provides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Ross
ISBN: 9780470777312 0470777311 1281311219 9781281311214
OCLC Number: 476173181
Description: 1 online resource (168 pages)
Contents: Virgil's Aeneid: A Reader's Guide; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 Virgil's Hero; 2 The Victims; 3 Fate and the Gods; 4 Virgil's Troy; 5 Rome, the rerum imago; 6 Virgil, His Life and Works; Appendix: The Latin Hexameter; General Index; Index of Passages.

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Written by eminent scholar David O. Ross, this guide helps readers to engage with the poetry, thought, and background of Virgils great epic, suggesting both the depth and the beauty of Virgils poetic images and the mental images with which the Romans lived.:.; Guides readers through the complexity of Virgils poetic style and imagery.; All extracts are translated, with original Latin given when necessary.; Provides useful historical and social context in which to understand the poem as it was viewed in its time.; Includes short introductions to important topics such as Roman religion and the.

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