Description - Virgil by Philip Hardie
This set collects eighty-four articles on Virgil published in the last hundred years, many of which remain the starting-points for modern scholarship and criticism. The set gathers together articles from a wide range of journals in English, as well as from the German and Italian traditions of Virgil studies, some in new translations. The selections are arranged under the following headings: general articles, including a discussion of the influence of Lucretius' poetry on the Virgilian corpus; the "Eclogues" , containing critical interpretations of all ten of Virgil's bucolic poems, an exploration of the Greek sources and a discussion of the complex poetic structure of the "Eclogues"; and the "Georgics", incorporating an examination of the agricultural methods detailed in the poem, an exploration of the Augustan and Roman themes implicit in the poem and critical interpretations of all four books.
The book also looks at the "Aeneid", and features a discussion of the similarities between Virgil's Aeneas and Homer's Achilles, an exploration of the epic genre and crucial recurring themes in the "Aeneid", an examination of Virgilian similes and a study of the Homeric allusions of the poem. In volumes II-IV general studies on the works are followed by items on the individual poems and books.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
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