Virgil: The Aeneid

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Cambridge University Press, 2004 - 111 Seiten
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. First Edition Hb (1990): 0-521-32329-0 First Edition Pb (1990): 0-521-31157-8
 

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Background
1
2 Life of Virgil
7
3 The Eclogues
10
4 The Georgics
15
5 Metrical unity and continuity
19
Virgil and Homer
23
7 The Aeneas Legend
24
8 The Odyssean Aeneid
26
15 The world of the dead
71
16 Fatherfigures
79
17 Juno
83
18 War and heroism
87
19 Fate and free will
90
20 Conclusions
94
The afterlife of the Aeneid
97
22 Virgil and Dante
98

9 The Iliadic Aeneld
30
Reading the Aeneid
34
11 The story
36
12 Structure
40
13 Expression and sensibility
47
14 Narrative technique
63
23 Virgil and renaissance epic
100
24 Virgil and romanticism
102
Principal characters of the poem
104
Guide to further reading
Urheberrecht

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