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True names : Vergil and the Alexandrian tradition of etymological wordplay

Author: James J O'Hara
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In ancient thinking about etymology, knowledge of a term's origin meant knowledge of the essential qualities of the person, place, or thing it named. While scholars have long noted Vergil's allusions to etymologies, interest in such wordplay has grown rapidly in recent years and lies at the heart of contemporary scholarship's growing concern with the learned aspects and Alexandrian background of Vergilian poetry. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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O'Hara, James J., 1959-
True names.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)605116963
Named Person: Virgil; Virgil; Virgil.; Publius Vergilius Maro; Publius Vergilius Maro; Virgil.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James J O'Hara
ISBN: 0472106600 9780472106608
OCLC Number: 34046332
Description: xvii, 320 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Etymological Thinking and Wordplay before Vergil --
2. Typical Features of Vergilian Etymological Wordplay --
3. The Poetic Function of Vergilian Etymologizing --
4. About the Catalogue --
Catalogue of Etymological Wordplay --
Appendix: Additional Examples at Asterisks in Catalogue.
Responsibility: James J. O'Hara.

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In ancient thinking about etymology, knowledge of a term's origin meant knowledge of the essential qualities of the person, place, or thing it named. While scholars have long noted Vergil's allusions to etymologies, interest in such wordplay has grown rapidly in recent years and lies at the heart of contemporary scholarship's growing concern with the learned aspects and Alexandrian background of Vergilian poetry. In his new book, James O'Hara has produced a richly annotated, comprehensive collection of examples of etymological wordplay in the Aeneid, Eclogues, and Georgics. An extensive introduction on the etymologizing of Vergil and his poetic forerunners places the poet in historical context and analyzes the form and style of his wordplay. O'Hara also discusses how etymologizing served Vergil's poetic goals, and he explains how the role of word origins in Vergil's poems illuminates the origins and essential characteristics of the Roman people. The etymological catalog quotes each Vergilian passage, then explains the wordplay or possible wordplay, and refers to ancient grammarians and poets who mention similar etymologies. While bibliographical references are provided for most examples, many entries describe examples of wordplay never before noticed. Throughout the catalog, extensive cross-references direct the reader and render consultation easy.

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