Virgil and the Augustan Reception
By (author) Richard F. Thomas
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Virgil and the Augustan Reception by Richard F. Thomas
Book DescriptionThis book is an examination of the ideological reception of Virgil at specific moments in the last two millennia. The author focuses on the emperor Augustus in the poetry of Virgil, detects in the poets and grammarians of antiquity alternately a collaborative oppositional reading and an attempt to suppress such reading, studies creative translation (particularly Dryden's), which reasserts the 'Augustan' Virgil, and examines naive translation which can be truer to the spirit of Virgil. Scrutiny of 'textual cleansing', philology's rewriting or excision of troubling readings, leads to readings by both supporters and opponents of fascism and National Socialism to support or subvert the latter-day Augustus. The book ends with a diachronic examination of the ways successive ages have tried to make the Aeneid conform to their upbeat expectations of this poet.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521028950
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard F. Thomas
Virgil Encyclopedia, Hardback (November 2013)
The Virgil Encyclopedia represents the first comprehensive reference volume to be published in English on Virgil, a poet whose works and thoughts have been at the center of Western literary, cultural, artistic, and pedagogical traditions for more than two millennia.
Horace: Odes IV and Carmen Saeculare, Hardback (June 2011)
The first full commentary in English since the nineteenth century, suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
Classics and the Uses of Reception, Paperback (August 2006)
This landmark collection presents a wide variety of viewpoints on the value and role of reception theory within the modern discipline of classics. A pioneering collection, looking at the role reception theory plays, or could play, within the modern discipline of classics. Emphasizes theoretical aspects of reception.
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This book examines the ideological reception of Virgil at specific moments in the last two millennia.
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