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Madness unchained : a reading of Virgil's Aeneid

Madness unchained : a reading of Virgil's Aeneid

Author: Lee Fratantuono
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Madness Unchained is a comprehensive introduction to and study of Virgil's Aeneid. The book moves through Virgil's epic scene by scene and offers a detailed explication of not only all the major (and many minor) difficulties of interpretation, but also provides a cohesive argument that explores Virgil's point in writing this epic of Roman mythology and Augustan propaganda: the role of fury or madness in Rome's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: DVD
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fratantuono, Lee, 1973-
Madness unchained.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2007
Named Person: Virgil.; Publius Vergilius Maro; Publius Vergilius Maro; Vergil; Aeneis.; Publius Vergilius Maro
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Fratantuono
ISBN: 9780739112373 0739112376 9780739122426 0739122428
OCLC Number: 85833341
Description: xix, 427 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Arms and the man --
All fell silent --
After it seemed best --
But the queen --
Meanwhile sure Aeneas --
So he spoke, weeping --
You also, dying --
As Turnus raised --
And while these things --
The House of Olympus --
Dawn left the ocean --
As Turnus sees.
Responsibility: Lee Fratantuono.


Aims to provide a guide to the entirety of Virgil's Aeneid, with analysis of every scene and, in some cases, every line of crucial passages. This book offers some critical study of what Virgil's  Read more...


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At last, a commentary on the Aeneid that doesn't need more decoding devices than Virgil's poem! Dr. Fratantuono's book stands apart for its adherence to a sensible, and yet profound, analysis of a Read more...

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