Virgil the Partisan
A Study in the Re-integration of Classics
By (author) Anton Powell
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Virgil the Partisan by Anton Powell
Book DescriptionSince its first appearance in 2008, this book has changed the landscape of Virgilian studies. Analysing closely the logic and the literary genres of Virgil's three poems, it politely confronts the modern orthodoxy that Virgil signalled distaste for the methods of his ruler, Octavian-Augustus. It refreshes the study of Virgil's poetry by comparing it with the detail (normally neglected by scholars) of Rome's civil wars after Julius Caesar's death, when Octavian's survival looked highly unlikely. And it argues that Virgil wrote as a passionate - and brave - partisan of Octavian, who - like a good lawyer - confronted his patron's undeniable failings in order to defend. Awarded in 2011 the prize of the Vergilian Society for 'the book that makes the greatest contribution toward our understanding and appreciation of Virgil'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471786481
(234mm x 189mm x 21mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anton Powell
Companion to Sparta, Hardback (June 2017)
The two-volume A Companion to Sparta presents the first comprehensive, multi-authored series of essays to address all aspects of Spartan history and society from its origins in the Greek Dark Ages to the late Roman Empire.
Shadow of Sparta, Paperback (September 2012)» View all books by Anton Powell
The studies in this volume provide new insights into the traditional historians' question, 'What actually happened at Sparta?'. But the implications of the work go far beyond Laconia. They concern preoccupations of some of the most studied of Greek writers.
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Author Biography - Anton Powell
Timothy Trimble is a professional computer geek, writer, and software developer with over 25 years of industry experience. He started as a video game developer and worked his way into the PC and PDA software development markets on various commercial, corporate, and vertical market applications. He currently exhibits his geekish tendencies as a FileMaker developer at SolutionMakers, Inc. (www.solutionmakers.com) in Woodinville, WA. Timothy has written a multitude of articles for various industry publications and wrote a book on flight simulation. He maintains a blog on the Art of Software Development at www.timothytrimble.info. Although he has significant publishing credits in the computer industry, he dreams of some day having his science fiction work published as well. When Timothy is not cranking away at the keyboard, he likes to be with his family, entertain his friends by singing and playing guitar, and door-to-door to tell others about his faith. Feel free to contact Timothy with your comments on this book by e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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