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Aeneid

Aeneid - 90 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521311571

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ISBN13: 978-0521311571
ISBN10: 0521311578
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Edition/Copyright: 90
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 1990
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Aeneid - 90 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521311571

K. W. Gransden, J. P. Ed. Stern and Virgil

ISBN13: 978-0521311571
ISBN10: 0521311578
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 90
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 1990
International: No
Summary

A complete account of the historical setting and significance of Virgil's epic, his use of Homer's Iliad and the Odyssey, and the most celebrated episodes in the poem, the tragedy of Dido and the hero's visit to the underworld.

Table of Contents

Preface and note

Part I. Background: 1. Virgil in the light of his time

2. Life of Virgil 3. The Eclogues
4. The Georgics
5. Metrical unity and continuity

Part II. Virgil and Homer: 6. 'Arms and the man'

7. The Aeneas legend
8. The 'Odyssean' Aeneid
9. The 'Iliadic' Aeneid

Part III. Reading The Aeneid: 10. The text

11. The story
12. Structure
13. Expression and sensibility
14. Narrative technique
15. The world of the dead
16. Father-figures
17. Juno
18. War and heroism
19. Fate and free will
20. Conclusions

Part IV. The After-Life of the Aeneid: 21. Influences and reputation

22. Virgil and Dante
23. Virgil and renaissance epic
24. Virgil and romanticism
Principal characters of the poem.

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