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Virgil's Aeneid : Cosmos and imperium

Author: Philip R Hardie
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
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This book explores Virgil's poetic and mythical transformation of Roman imperialist ideology. The Romans saw an analogy between the ordered workings of the natural universe and the proper functioning of their own expanding empire; between orbis and urbs. In combining this cosmic imperialism with the military and panegyrical themes proper to epic, Virgil draws on a number of traditions: the notion that the ideal poet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hardie, Philip R.
Virgil's Aeneid.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986
(OCoLC)647634525
Named Person: Virgil.; Virgil.; Virgile.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip R Hardie
ISBN: 0198140363 9780198140368 0198146914 9780198146919
OCLC Number: 12978205
Description: ix, 405 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Abbreviations; Introduction; Poetry and cosmology in antiquity; Cosmology and history in Virgil; Gigantomachy in the Aeneid: I; Gigantomachy in the Aeneid: II; Lucretius and the Aeneid; Hyperbole; Universal expressions in the Aeneid; The shield of Aeneas: The cosmic icon; Epilogue
Responsibility: Philip R. Hardie.
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This is an original study which explores Virgil's poetic and mythical transformation of Roman imperialist ideology in the "Aeneid". The author aims to refute the popular modern theory that Virgil was  Read more...

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