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Description - Virgil's Augustan Epic by Francis Cairns

An examination of the main characters in the 'Aeneid' - Aeneas himself, Dido and Turnus - in the light of Virgil's contemporary Augustan political and literary ideology. The characters and the plot and incident of the epic are seen as embodying and exemplifying the ancient ideals of kingship.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521353588
ISBN-10: 0521353580
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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