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The Aeneid is a landmark of literary narrative and poetic sensibility. This 2004 guide gives a full account of the historical setting and significance of Virgil's epic, and discusses the poet's use of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, as well as the most celebrated episodes in the poem, including the tragedy of Dido and Aeneas' visit to the underworld. The volume examines Virgil's psychological and philosophical insights, and explains the poem's status as the central classic of European culture. The final chapter considers the Aeneid's influence on later writers including Dante and the Romantics. The guide to further reading has been updated and will prove to be an invaluable resource to students coming to The Aeneid for the first time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521539807
ISBN-10: 0521539803
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 7mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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