Reading Vergil S Aeneid

Author: Christine G. Perkell
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806131399
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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. Concluding topic chapters focus on the Aeneid as foundation story, the influence of Apollonius' Argonautica, the poem's female figures, and English translations of the Aeneid. Written in an accessible style and providing translations of all Latin passages, this volume will be of particular value to teachers and students of humanities courses as well as to specialists.

The Altar And The City

Author: Mario A. Di Cesare
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Oxford Readings In Vergil S Aeneid

Author: S. J. Harrison
Editor: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780198143895
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A collection of recent and classic papers on Vergil's Aeneid, covering a wide range of topics. It includes essential essays which are rare or out of print, as well as material regularly specified on undergraduate reading lists. A broad overview of Vergil's Aeneid is now available in a single volume.

Latin Readers A Song Of War Readings From Vergil S Aeneid Student Edition 2013c

Author: Prentice HALL
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133205206
Size: 16,78 MB
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Updated for the new AP® Latin Examination! Now available as eText! Pearson is proud to announce the publication of the updated edition of A Song of War. Written by Richard LaFleur, this highly acclaimed textbook introduces intermediate and advanced Latin students to Vergil's Aeneid and has been updated for the new AP Latin Examination first being administered in May 2013. This updated version contains all the readings on the Advanced Placement® Latin Examination, and are comprised of additional selections from Books One, Four, Six, Ten, Twelve as well as Book Two in its entirety. The Latin text includes macrons and is set in a highly legible font. Facing notes include glosses for unfamiliar vocabulary, difficult grammar, and problematic word order, as well as interpretive remarks and comments on figures of speech, meter, sound effects, and other poetic devices. Accompanying the notes are discussion questions on theme, structure, figurative language, metrical effects, and other topics with which intermediate and advanced students are expected to be familiar. The introduction provides an overview of Vergil's life and works, a discussion of his style and meter, a detailed explanation of scansion, and a glossary of figures of speech and other poetic and rhetorical devices (in particular those found on the AP® syllabus), with references to examples found in the text. Also included are introductions to the individual books, numerous illustrations, maps, an end vocabulary, and grammatical appendices. The Student Companion Web Site, accessed at using a Student Web Code, features links that connect students to more information and resources related to Vergil's Aeneid. Accompanying A Song of War is a Teacher's guide with extensive discussion and teaching tips, sample questions in the AP® format, and literal translations of all selections. The Teacher's Companion Web Site, accessed at using a Teacher Web Code, includes a variety of online resources including: bibliography, vocabulary frequency list in descending order, text enlargements, and links to other online resources to enhance teaching Vergil's Aeneid.

Darkness Visible

Author: W. R. Johnson
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022625237X
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One of the best books ever written on one of humanity’s greatest epics, W. R. Johnson’s classic study of Vergil’s Aeneid challenges centuries of received wisdom. Johnson rejects the political and historical reading of the epic as a record of the glorious prehistory of Rome and instead foregrounds Vergil’s enigmatic style and questioning of the heroic myths. With an approach to the text that is both grounded in scholarship and intensely personal, and in a style both rhetorically elegant and passionate, Johnson offers readings of specific passages that are nuanced and suggestive as he focuses on the “somber and nourishing fictions” in Vergil’s poem. A timeless work of scholarship, Darkness Visible will enthrall classicists as well as students and scholars of the history of criticism—specifically the way in which politics influence modern readings of the classics—and of poetry and literature.

Aeneid 3

Author: Vergil
Editor: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585108227
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This book is part of a series of individual volumes covering Books 1-6 of Vergil's Aeneid. Each book includes an introduction, notes, bibliography, commentary and glossary, and is edited by an Vergil scholar. This is Book Three in the series.

Vergil S Aeneid And Fourth Messianic Eclogue

Author: Professor Emeritus Department of Medieval History Howard Clarke, Mria
Editor: Penn State University Press
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It seems to be a fact of literary history that Vergil's great Roman epic, the Aeneid (29-19 B.C.), is the most popular work of the imagination in the history of Western civilization, in the sense that it has probably been read by more people than have read any other literary work in the past two thousand years. Naturally, it has often been translated, but the most prestigious translation remains that by John Dryden (1697), which itself ranks as the third most popular translation in English literature, behind only the King James Bible and Pope's Iliad. Dryden's work is also the only long poem of merit in English literature between Milton and Pope. Yet it is almost impossible to find an annotated translation of the Aeneid, that is, a translation with the kind of introductory and explanatory material that would enable readers to understand and appreciate Vergil's achievement. Similarly, Dryden's translation has not been as available as it deserves. To meet these needs, Howard Clarke offers Vergil's story in Dryden's version, with the kind of information that would make the experience of reading these two classics both convenient and informative. A small bonus has been the addition of Vergil's "Fourth (or 'Messianic') Eclogue," the brief poem that predicted the birth of a wonderful child and thereby made Vergil seem something more than just a pagan poet. Since Dryden's translation was a product of its time, the late seventeenth century, when the conventions of translation were much looser than they are now, his work has sometimes been criticized for its liberties and inaccuracies. Both the Introduction and the Notes to this edition take account of these complaints and single those passages where Dryden has significantly deviated from Vergil's original. Also, Dryden's spelling and punctuation have been modernized to facilitate reading.

Finding Italy

Author: K. F. B. Fletcher
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472072285
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The Trojans' journey to Italy in Vergil’s Aeneid teaches them to love their new homeland and their new name—the Romans

Vergil S Aeneid

Author: Steven Farron
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004096615
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This book argues that the "Aeneid"'s main purpose is to present a series of emotionally gripping episodes, not to praise Aeneas and his mission, criticize them or express "two voices" concerning them. Furthermore this approach explains what happens in the "Aeneid" better than the assumption that its purpose is to propound a message, that is how it was usually regarded into the nineteenth century and that is what the ancient Greek and Romans regarded as the primary purpose of literature.

A Companion To Vergil S Aeneid And Its Tradition

Author: Joseph Farrell
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444318067
Size: 10,25 MB
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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