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Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature

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Works: 340 works in 770 publications in 3 languages and 18,342 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  Poetry 
Classifications: PA6825, 873.01
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    Public and private in Vergil's Aeneid by Susan Ford Wiltshire( Book )
    5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
    The vigour of prophecy : a study of Virgil's Aeneid by Elisabeth Henry( Book )
    5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
    Virgil, the Aeneid by K. W Gransden( Book )
    8 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 261 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."--Jacket
    Vergil's Aeneid : Augustan epic and political context ( Book )
    4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
    This title features a collection of 14 papers in which contributors use diverging critical methods on a selection of extracts from Vergil's epic, with the examination of political references in the work being prominent, as well as the question of the Aeneid's central meaning. Contents include: Vergil announcing the Aeneid. On Geo. 3.1-48 (Egil Kraggerud); The Peopling of the Underworld (Anton Powell); Vergil as a Republican (Eckard Lefevre); The Sword-Belt of Pallas: Moral Symbolism and Political Ideology (Stephen Harrison); The Isolation of Turnus (Richard F. Thomas) and The End and the Meaning (David West)
    Vergil, Aeneid 10 : with introduction, translation, and commentary by S. J Harrison( Book )
    12 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Latin and held by 188 libraries worldwide
    Virgil's Aeneid : Decorum, allusion, and ideology by Wendell Clausen( Book )
    6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and German and held by 185 libraries worldwide
    Review text: "...one of the best guides to the reading of Virgil's poem available today"Journal of Roman Studies, London, Vol. 93, 2003
    CliffNotes, Virgil's Aeneid by Richard McDougall( Book )
    6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
    In this book: discover Virgil and his writing, preview an introduction to the poem, explore themes, character development, and recurring images in the critical commentaries, savor in-depth character analysis, acquire an understanding of the poem with critical essays, reinforce what you learn with CliffNotes Review, find additional information to further your study in CliffNotes Resource Center and online at www.cliffsnotes.com
    Somewhere I have never travelled : the hero's journey by Thomas Van Nortwick( Book )
    6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 139 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."--Jacket
    A companion to Vergil's Aeneid and its tradition ( Book )
    13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
    A Companion to Vergil's Aeneid and its Tradition presents a collection of original interpretive essays that represent an innovative addition to the body of Vergil scholarship.: Provides fresh approaches to traditional Vergil scholarship and new insights into unfamiliar aspects of Vergil's textual history; Features contributions by an international team of the most distinguished scholars; Represents a distinctively original approach to Vergil scholarship
    Virgil, Aeneid 2 : a commentary by Nicholas Horsfall( Book )
    6 editions published in 2008 in English and Latin and held by 24 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
    Death and the optimistic prophecy in Vergil's Aeneid by James J O'Hara( Book )
    5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
    Here James O'Hara shows how the deceptive nature of prophecy in the Aeneid complicates assessment of the poem's attitude toward its hero's achievement and toward the future of Rome under Augustus Caesar. This close study of the language and rhetorical context of the prophecies reveals that they regularly suppress discouraging material: the gods send promising messages to Aeneas and others to spur them on in their struggles, but these struggles often lead to untimely deaths or other disasters only darkly hinted at by the prophecies. O'Hara finds in these prophecies a persistent subtext that bo
    Virgil's Aeneid : interpretation and influence by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )
    4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
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    The primacy of vision in Virgil's Aeneid by Alden Smith( Book )
    7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
    "The essays in this book, derived from papers presented at the First International Symposium on Philodemus, Vergil, and the Augustans, held in 2000, offer a new baseline for understanding the effect of Philodemus and Epicureanism on both the thought and the poetic practices of Vergil, Horace, and other Augustan writers."--Jacket
    Vergil's Aeneid and the Roman self : subject and nation in literary discourse by Yasmin Syed( Book )
    5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
    As the most widely read Roman poem in antiquity, the Aeneid was indelibly burned into the memories of generations of Roman school children. In her new book, Yasmin Syed analyzes the formative influence the poem exerted on its broad audience of educated Romans. Syed analyzes Roman pedagogy and reading practices as well as ancient beliefs about the powerful influence of poetry. Her study considers these cultural components together with the aspects of identity that define the Aeneid's characters. By doing so, Syed shows how Vergil's ancient audiences saw themselves--their experiences, goals, and values--reflected in the poem and guided by it. In particular, Syed's treatment of gender and ethnicity brings to light the key role of Vergil's poem in the formation of Romanity. Yasmin Syed is Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley
    Virgil's epic technique by Richard Heinze( Book )
    9 editions published between 1915 and 2003 in English and German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    In 1903, when Richard Heinze's Virgils epische Technik first appeared, the poet's reputation was at a very low ebb. It had begun to sink in the eighteenth century, in the wake of the aesthetic concept of the 'genius', and declined even more rapidly in the nineteenth century. Works of reference and encyclopaedias, particularly in Germany, repeated the dismissive judgement that the Aeneid was merely the product of a clumsy and uninspired attempt to imitate Homer (and other poets).[1] It was generally felt that the writer of an epic that was so obviously derived from Greek models did not even deserve to be called a poet
    Vergil's Aeneid by Virgil( Book )
    2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 2 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
    Reading Vergil's Aeneid : an interpretive guide ( Book )
    2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library 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
    Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1-299 : Latin text, study questions, commentary and interpretative essays by Virgil( file )
    2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    "Love and tragedy dominate book four of Virgil's most powerful work, building on the violent emotions invoked by the storms, battles, warring gods, and monster-plagued wanderings of the epic's opening. Destined to be the founder of Roman culture, Aeneas, nudged by the gods, decides to leave his beloved Dido, causing her suicide in pursuit of his historical destiny. A dark plot, in which erotic passion culminates in sex, and sex leads to tragedy and death in the human realm, unfolds within the larger horizon of a supernatural sphere, dominated by power-conscious divinities. Dido is Aeneas' most significant other, and in their encounter Virgil explores timeless themes of love and loyalty, fate and fortune, the justice of the gods, imperial ambition and its victims, and ethnic differences. This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study questions, a commentary, and interpretative essays. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Ingo Gildenhard's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both A2 and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Virgil's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought."--Publisher's website
    Fathers and sons in Virgil's Aeneid : tum genitor natum by M. Owen Lee( Book )
    2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
    "Why is it that no father in the Aeneid can help his son in his moment of need? In addressing himself to this question, the author isolates the essential theme of the Aeneid and shows the pattern of father-and-son relationships in the poem. The search for an answer to this question also leads to the other perennial Virgilian questions: "What is pietas?" "What is the Golden Bough?" "Is Aeneas a failed hero?" "Why did Virgil despair of his long poem?" Some of the answers come from an analysis of the hero's descent to the underworld in terms of Jungian archetypes. Still more come from a synthesis of Virgil's Homeric parallels and a formulation of the hero-myth itself, with a statement on the part women must play in the heroic paradigm
    Virgil, "Aeneid" 6 : a commentary by Nicholas Horsfall( file )
    1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
    Working "in the shadow of Eduard Norden" in the author's own words, Nicholas Horsfall has written his own monumental commentary on Aeneid 6. This is Horsfall's fifth large-scale commentary on the Aeneid, and as his earlier commentaries on books 7, 11, 3, and 2, this is not a commentary aimed at undergraduates. Horsfall is a commentators' commentator writing with encyclopedic command of Virgilian scholarship for the most demanding reader. Volume One includes the introduction, text and translation, and bibliography, Volume Two includes the commentary, appendices, and indices
 
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