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Virgil: Aeneid Book IX
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Virgil: Aeneid Book IX

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Virgil: Aeneid Book IX by Virgil

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Aeneid IX marks the beginning of the full-scale narrative of the war between the Trojans and Turnus' Italians which occupies the last quarter of the epic. Two days during which Turnus launches a siege-assault on the Trojan camp while Aeneas is absent are separated by the nocturnal interlude of the ill-fated expedition of the romantic young Trojans Nisus and Euryalus. In this, the first major single-volume commentary in English on the book, Dr Hardie explores Virgil's transformation of Homeric models of battle narrative in the service of contemporary Roman ideology. The volume includes a detailed linguistic and thematic commentary on the text, and an introduction consisting of a series of interpretative essays on the book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521359528
ISBN-10: 052135952X
Format: Paperback
(186mm x 123mm x 15mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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