Since 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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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 email@example.com.