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Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature

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Works: 358 works in 832 publications in 2 languages and 57,365 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PA6825, 873.01
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Publications about Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature
Most widely held works about Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature
    Virgil; a collection of critical essays by Steele Commager( Book )
    2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 2,220 libraries worldwide
    Scholarly commentaries on Virgil's theme of eternal death and renewal in nature and the world of men
    Reading Vergil's Aeneid an interpretive guide ( file )
    5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
    Vergil's Aeneid has been considered a classic, if not the classic, of Western literature for two thousand years. In recent decades this famous poem has become the subject of fresh and searching controversy. What is the poem's fundamental meaning? Does it endorse or undermine values of empire and patriarchy? Is its world view comic or tragic? Many studies of the poem have focused primarily on selected books. The approach here is comprehensive. An introduction by editor Christine Perkell discusses the poem's historical background, its reception from antiquity to the present, and its most important themes. The book-by-book readings that follow both explicate the text and offer a variety of interpretations
    Fathers and sons in Virgil's Aeneid tum genitor natum by M. Owen Lee( file )
    3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,208 libraries worldwide
    The art of the Aeneid by William S Anderson( Book )
    8 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 1,206 libraries worldwide
    Public and private in Vergil's Aeneid by Susan Ford Wiltshire( Computer File )
    3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,186 libraries worldwide
    Vergil's Aeneid and the Roman self subject and nation in literary discourse by Yasmin Syed( file )
    7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
    An introduction to Virgil's 'Aeneid' by W. A Camps( Book )
    5 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
    The story and its subject: Rome - The hero: Aeneas - The secondary heroes: Dido and Turnus - The higher powers: Fate and the Gods - Structure: continuity and symmetry - Poetic expression: language and sensibility - Making the story: fusion of the legend of Aeneas' coming to Italy with matter from Iliad and Odyssey - Echoes of history
    Virgil's Aeneid; a critical description by Kenneth Quinn( Book )
    7 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
    Provides senior students with a guide to reading and studying Virgil's Aeneid - Provides a reconstruction of its literary and historical context and a description of the epic's main outlines - Detailed analysis of each of the poem's twelve books - Discussion of use of form and style
    The Cambridge companion to Virgil by Charles Martindale( Book )
    11 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
    Virgil became a school author in his own lifetime and the centre of the Western canon for the next 1800 years, exerting a major influence on European literature, art and politics. This companion offers fresh insight into his works
    Vergil's Aeneid ( file )
    3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 985 libraries worldwide
    Includes a brief biography of the author, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas
    The art of Vergil : image and symbol in the Aeneid by Viktor Pöschl( Book )
    4 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and held by 962 libraries worldwide
    In a discussion in which a comparison of Vergil and Homer becomes the pivot of criticism, the author analyzes basic themes, outlines the Vergilian structure, and indicates the way in which the characters and the events concerning them are related to the whole poem. The author shows how Vergil enlarged upon Homeric similes until they became transparent signs for inner events. He also examines the architecturally structured sequence of mood and argues that, since Vergil, mood has become to poetry what light is to painting
    Virgil, a study in civilized poetry by Brooks Otis( Book )
    4 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 907 libraries worldwide
    In this classic study, Brooks Otis presents Virgil as a radically different poet from any of his Greek or Roman predecessors. Virgil molded the ancient epic tradition to his own Roman contemporary aims and succeeded in making mythical and legendary figures meaningful to a sophisticated, unmythical age. Otis begins and ends his study with the Aeneid and includes chapters on the Bucolics and the Georgics. A new foreword by Ward W. Briggs, Jr., places Otis's groundbreaking achievement in the context of past and present Virgilian scholarship
    Virgil, the Aeneid by K. W Gransden( Book )
    7 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 871 libraries worldwide
    "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 culture. The guide to further reading has been updated and will prove an invaluable resource."--BOOK JACKET
    Virgil, Aeneid 2 a commentary by Nicholas Horsfall( Computer File )
    3 editions published in 2008 in English and Latin and held by 857 libraries worldwide
    Offers introduction, text and translation, commentary and indices to 'Aeneid 2'. This book discusses the controversial Helen-episode (spurious), matters of linguistic and textual interpretation, metre, prosody, grammar, lexicon and idiom, as well as Virgil's sources and the literary tradition in which he writes
    Virgil's Aeneid by Harold.1993 Bloom( Book )
    3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
    A collection of six critical essays on Virgil's epic poem, arranged in chronological order of original publication
    A comparative study of the Beowulf and the Aeneid by Tom Burns Haber( Book )
    4 editions published between 1931 and 1968 in English and held by 815 libraries worldwide
    Darkness visible : a study of Vergil's Aeneid by W. R Johnson( Book )
    2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 779 libraries worldwide
    Somewhere I have never travelled the hero's journey by Thomas Van Nortwick( Computer File )
    7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
    "Exploring the hero's journey as a metaphor for spiritual evolution, this book combines literary, psychological, and spiritual insights to examine three ancient epics: The Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer's Iliad, and Virgil's Aeneid. Van Nortwick focuses on the relationship of the hero to one or more "second selves," or alter egos. Through these second selves the poems address central and enduring truths about human life: that heroism in pursuit of glory can lead to alienation from one's self; and that spiritual wholeness can only be achieved through what appears, at first, to be the negation of the self. The discussion also serves as an introduction to the central themes and historical evolution of ancient epic. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
    Virgil ( Book )
    2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
    Thirteen critical essays on Virgil and his works
    Virgil's Aeneid : interpretation and influence by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )
    2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 732 libraries worldwide
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