Reading Virgil

Reading Virgil
Author : Virgil
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2011-03-24
ISBN 10 : 9780521768665
ISBN 13 : 0521768667
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Virgil Book Description:

Provides all the help that an intermediate Latin learner will need to read the first two books of the Aeneid.

Reading Vergil s Aeneid

Reading Vergil s Aeneid
Author : Christine G. Perkell
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages : 353
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 080613139X
ISBN 13 : 9780806131399
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Vergil s Aeneid Book Description:

Vergil's Aeneid has been considered a classic, if not the classic, of Western literature for two thousand years. In recent decades this famous poem has become the subject of fresh and searching controversy. What is the poem's fundamental meaning? Does it endorse or undermine values of empire and patriarchy? Is its world view comic or tragic? Many studies of the poem have focused primarily on selected books. The approach here is comprehensive. An introduction by editor Christine Perkell discusses the poem's historical background, its reception from antiquity to the present, and its most important themes. The book-by-book readings that follow both explicate the text and offer a variety of interpretations. Concluding topic chapters focus on the Aeneid as foundation story, the influence of Apollonius' Argonautica, the poem's female figures, and English translations of the Aeneid. Written in an accessible style and providing translations of all Latin passages, this volume will be of particular value to teachers and students of humanities courses as well as to specialists.

Reading Virgil and His Texts

Reading Virgil and His Texts
Author : Richard F. Thomas
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Total Pages : 351
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 0472108972
ISBN 13 : 9780472108978
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Virgil and His Texts Book Description:

Dynamic textual interplay: inherent and inherited

Madness Unchained

Madness Unchained
Author : Lee Fratantuono
Publisher : Lexington Books
Total Pages : 427
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 0739122428
ISBN 13 : 9780739122426
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madness Unchained Book Description:

Madness Unchained is a comprehensive introduction to and study of Virgil's Aeneid. The book moves through Virgil's epic scene by scene and offers a detailed explication of not only all the major (and many minor) difficulties of interpretation, but also provides a cohesive argument that explores Virgil's point in writing this epic of Roman mythology and Augustan propaganda: the role of fury or madness in Rome's national identity. There have been other books that have attempted to present a complete guide to the Aeneid, but this is the first to address every episode in the poem, omitting nothing, and aiming itself at an audience that ranges from the Advanced Placement Virgil student in secondary school to the professional Virgilian and everyone in-between, both Latinists and the Latin-less. Individual chapters correspond to the books of the poem; unlike some volumes that prejudice the reader's interpretation of the work by rearranging the order of episodes in order to influence their impact on the audience, this book moves in the order Virgil intended, and also gives rather fuller exposition to the second half of the poem, Virgil's self-proclaimed 'greater work' (maius opus).

A Reading of Virgil s Aeneid Book 2

A Reading of Virgil s Aeneid Book 2
Author : Paul Murgatroyd
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2021-06-08
ISBN 10 : 9781527570726
ISBN 13 : 152757072X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Reading of Virgil s Aeneid Book 2 Book Description:

This book is aimed primarily at English-speaking Classical Civilization students taking courses in Virgil, epic and myth at schools, colleges and universities, but will also be of interest to students reading Virgil Aeneid 2 in Latin and to the general reader. The book provides something new for those studying Virgil in translation, offering a detailed and in-depth literary analysis of a single book of the Aeneid, one of the most famous and appealing parts of the whole poem. The book provides a brief introduction to Virgil and the Aeneid in general, and Book 2 in particular. It also offers literary analysis, in order to enhance critical appreciation and plain enjoyment, making the book really come alive. At the end of each chapter exercises, topics for investigation, and references to other scholars and Classical authors are included to extend the engagement with Virgil. At the end of the book, Appendix A contains translations of other versions of the fall of Troy, and Appendix B summarizes the rest of Aeneas’ narrative in Book 3 of the Aeneid (with translation of, and comment, on key passages).

Reading Virgil

Reading Virgil
Author : Peter Jones
Publisher :
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 0511975112
ISBN 13 : 9780511975110
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Virgil Book Description:

Virgil s Aeneid

Virgil s Aeneid
Author : David Ross
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 168
Release : 2008-04-15
ISBN 10 : 9780470777312
ISBN 13 : 0470777311
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virgil s Aeneid Book Description:

Written by eminent scholar David O. Ross, this guide helps readers to engage with the poetry, thought, and background of Virgil’s great epic, suggesting both the depth and the beauty of Virgil’s poetic images and the mental images with which the Romans lived. Guides readers through the complexity of Virgil’s poetic style and imagery All extracts are translated, with original Latin given when necessary Provides useful historical and social context in which to understand the poem as it was viewed in its time Includes short introductions to important topics such as Roman religion and the Roman concept of ‘character’ Features a helpful appendix which clarifies how to read and hear the poem's Latin hexameter

Virgil and the Augustan Reception

Virgil and the Augustan Reception
Author : Richard F. Thomas
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2001-03-15
ISBN 10 : 9781139433518
ISBN 13 : 1139433512
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virgil and the Augustan Reception Book Description:

This book is an examination of the ideological reception of Virgil at specific moments in the last two millennia. The author focuses on the emperor Augustus in the poetry of Virgil, detects in the poets and grammarians of antiquity alternately a collaborative oppositional reading and an attempt to suppress such reading, studies creative translation (particularly Dryden's), which reasserts the 'Augustan' Virgil, and examines naive translation which can be truer to the spirit of Virgil. Scrutiny of 'textual cleansing', philology's rewriting or excision of troubling readings, leads to readings by both supporters and opponents of fascism and National Socialism to support or subvert the latter-day Augustus. The book ends with a diachronic examination of the ways successive ages have tried to make the Aeneid conform to their upbeat expectations of this poet.

The Protean Virgil

The Protean Virgil
Author : Craig Kallendorf
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2015-03-26
ISBN 10 : 9780191043642
ISBN 13 : 0191043648
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Protean Virgil Book Description:

The Protean Virgil argues that when we try to understand how and why different readers have responded differently to the same text over time, we should take into account the physical form in which they read the text as well as the text itself. Using Virgil's poetry as a case study in book history, the volume shows that a succession of material forms - manuscript, printed book, illustrated edition, and computer file - undermines the drive toward textual and interpretive stability. This stability is the traditional goal of classical scholarship, which seeks to recover what Virgil wrote and how he intended it to be understood. The manuscript form served to embed Virgil's poetry into Christian culture, which attempted to anchor the content into a compatible theological truth. Readers of early printed material proceeded differently, breaking Virgil's text into memorable moral and stylistic fragments, and collecting those fragments into commonplace books. Furthermore, early illustrated editions present a progression of re-envisionings in which Virgil's poetry was situated within a succession of receiving cultures. In each case, however, the material form helped to generate a method of reading Virgil which worked with this form but which failed to survive the transition to a new union of the textual and the physical. This form-induced instability reaches its climax with computerization, which allows the reader new power to edit the text and to challenge the traditional association of Virgil's poetry with elite culture.