Virgil S Aeneid In Modern Verse

Author: Howard Felperin
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1491878193
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With its epic models, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid ranks among the greatest poems, not only of classical antiquity, but of all time. It tells the story of Aeneas, who leads a band of survivors from fallen Troy through wandering and war to found the city that will become imperial Rome. Fully equal to Homer in narrative sweep, dramatic power, and lyric intensity, Virgil's epic outshines its models in the passion and compassion with which its characters, even its hero's formidable opponents, are delineated: Dido, the African queen and femme fatale who would hold him back from his mission; and Turnus, the proud Italian prince he must overcome--ultimately in single combat--to fulfill it. Even the gods above are all too human. A fairy-tale? Of course; but the grandest fairy-tale of western culture, whose later literature it has fundamentally shaped. Not surprisingly, few works have been so often--or so inadequately--translated. It's not just a matter of classical Latin into modern English; in itself, that's not so hard. It's the 'aura' of the great original: its classical flavour, cultural significance, and stately poetic style have never been, perhaps never can be, captured. Yet that is what this translation sets out to do. It begins from our side of the classics, from the western literature the poem has so deeply influenced, and reflects the narrative fluency, dazzling lyricism, and distinctive dignity of Virgil's poem in a fresh and unstilted blank verse resonant with English and American tradition. The result is the most readable version ever. The problems and principles such a project involves are aired in an introduction that illuminates Virgil's great work as never before. Enjoy!

Virgil The Aeneid

Author: Philip R. Hardie
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415152488
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Virgil S Aeneid

Author: Michael Paschalis
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198146889
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Paschalis offers a new reading of the whole Aeneid based on the meaning of proper names and using the scene of Laocoon and the Trojan Horse as a model. He sheds fresh light on every episode and book of the epic from the storm of Aeneid 1 to the death of Turnus, and reveals a sustained, pervasive, and deep-going exploitation of the meaning of names.

Virgil S Aeneid

Author: Michael C. J. Putnam
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807844991
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In this collection of twelve of his essays, distinguished Virgil scholar Michael Putnam examines the Aeneid from several different interpretive angles. He identifies the themes that permeate the epic, provides detailed interpretations of its indivi

The Aeneid

Author: Virgil
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434464881
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Frederick Holland Dewey's interlinear translation of Virgil's "The Aeneid."

A History Of Roman Literature

Author: Michael von Albrecht
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004107090
Size: 20,31 MB
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Roman Epic

Author: Michael Von Albrecht
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004112926
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This book discusses some works of these poets: Livius Andronicus, Naevius, Ennius, Virgil, Ovid, Albinovanus Pedo, Cornelius Severus, Lucan, Valerius Flaccus, Statius, Silius Italicus, Claudian, and Corippus.

The Bibliographer S Manual Of English Literature Containing An Account Of Rare Curious And Useful Books Publ In Or Relating To Great Britain And Ireland

Author: William Thomas Lowndes
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Virgil S Aeneid

Author: Wendell V. Clausen
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110963701
Size: 15,18 MB
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The series "Beitr├Ąge zur Altertumskunde" was founded in 1990. It mainly contains monographs and conference proceedings in German, but also includes texts, translations and commentaries on classical works which have had a long-lasting impact. The individual volumes of the series are useful aids to study, and represent a significant advance in our knowledge of the ancient world. Some eight volumes are published every year.