Virgil's experience : nature and history, times, names, and places (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Virgil's experience : nature and history, times, names, and places

Author: Richard Jenkyns
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book studies Virgil's ideas of nature, history, sense of nation, and sense of identity. It combines the study of Virgil with the study of attitudes to nature throughout antiquity. Blending literature with history, and in the case of Lucretius, philosophy, it offers a vision and an interpretation of the culture of the 1st century B.C. as a whole. It argues that Lucretius and Virgil affected a revolution in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jenkyns, Richard.
Virgil's experience.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607086557
Online version:
Jenkyns, Richard.
Virgil's experience.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)608619841
Named Person: Virgil; Virgil; Virgil; Virgile; Virgile; Virgil.; Virgile
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Jenkyns
ISBN: 0198140339 9780198140337
OCLC Number: 38438763
Description: xiii, 712 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Before Virgil. 1. Introduction. 2. A Reader's Experience: Landscape in Greek Poetry. 3. A Transpadane's Experience --
pt. 2. The Eclogues. 4. The Neoteric Experience --
pt. 3. Lucretius. 5. A Conversion Experience: Energy and Delight. 6. A Conversion Experience: The Conquest of Death and the Pleasures of Life --
pt. 4. The Georgics. 7. An Italian's Experience: Earth and Country. 8. An Italian's Experience: Land and Nation --
pt. 5. The Aeneid. 9. A Trojan's Experience: The Wanderings of Aeneas. 10. Beyond Experience: The Underworld. 11. A Trojan in Italy: Latinus' Kingdom. 12. A Trojan in Italy: Evander's Kingdom. 13. A Trojan in Italy: The Later Aeneid --
pt. 6. After Virgil.
Responsibility: Richard Jenkyns.
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This book is about Virgil's ideas of nature, landscape, history, and patriotism. It is also concerned with ideas of nature throughout antiquity and with the poetry and culture of the 1st century BC  Read more...

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The first unified interpretive account of Vergil's complete oeuvre in over twenty years * Journal of Roman Studies *

 
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