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Description - The Epic Successors of Virgil by Philip R. Hardie

This book is a critically sophisticated introduction to the epic tradition of the early Roman empire, specifically the epic poems of Ovid, Lucan, Statius, Valerius Flaccus, and Silius Italicus. It explores the use that they all make of the great Augustan epic of Virgil, the Aeneid. Instead of being feeble imitations of the great classic (a common critical viewpoint), these poems are shown to be dynamic works that use the Virgilian model creatively to reflect the moral and political issues of their own day. All Latin is translated.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521425629
ISBN-10: 052142562X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 9mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Dec-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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