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Author Gransden, K. W.

Title Virgil : the Aeneid / K.W. Gransden
Edition Second edition / by S.J. Harrison
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 111 pages)
Series Landmarks of world literature
Landmarks of world literature.
Contents pt. 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 -- pt. II. Virgil and Homer -- 6. 'Arms and the man' -- 7. The Aeneas legend -- 8. The 'Odyssean' Aeneid -- 9. The 'Iliadic' Aeneid -- pt. 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 -- pt. IV. The After-Life of the Aeneid -- 21. Influences and reputation -- 22. Virgil and Dante -- 23. Virgil and renaissance epic -- 24. Virgil and romanticism -- App. Principal characters of the poem
Summary "This guide offers a complete account of the historical setting and significance of The Aeneid, and discusses Virgil's use of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, as well as the most celebrated episodes in the poem, including the tragedy of Dido and Aeneas' visit to the underworld. The volume examines Virgil's psychological and philosophical insights, and analyzes the poem's status as the central classical work of European culture. The guide to further reading has been updated and will prove an invaluable resource."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Virgil. Aeneis.
Aeneas (Legendary character) -- In literature
Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Rome -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Harrison, S. J.
ISBN 0511162510
0511164114
0511164912 (electronic bk.)
0511166060
0521539803 (paperback)
0521832136
1139165348 (electronic bk.)
9780511162510
9780511164118
9780511164910 (electronic bk.)
9780511166068
9780521539807 (paperback)
9780521832137
9781139165341 (electronic bk.)
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Other Titles Aeneid