The Cambridge Companion to Virgil
Edited by Charles Martindale
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Cambridge Companion to Virgil by Charles Martindale
Book DescriptionVirgil became a school author in his own lifetime and the centre of the Western canon for the next 1800 years, exerting a major influence on European literature, art, and politics. This Companion is designed as an indispensable guide for anyone seeking a fuller understanding of an author critical to so many disciplines. It consists of essays by seventeen scholars from Britain, the USA, Ireland and Italy which offer a range of different perspectives both traditional and innovative on Virgil's works, and a renewed sense of why Virgil matters today. The Companion is divided into four main sections, focussing on reception, genre, context, and form. This ground-breaking book not only provides a wealth of material for an informed reading but also offers sophisticated insights which point to the shape of Virgilian scholarship and criticism to come.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521495394
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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