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A Commentary on Book 4 of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica
     

A Commentary on Book 4 of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

by Paul Murgatroyd
 

This volume consists of an introduction, the text of book 4 of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, commentary, bibliography and index. However, it is not a standard philological commentary. Although it contains textual criticism (but only where meaning and appreciation are substantially affected) and explanation of sense and references (a vital basis for critical

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This volume consists of an introduction, the text of book 4 of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, commentary, bibliography and index. However, it is not a standard philological commentary. Although it contains textual criticism (but only where meaning and appreciation are substantially affected) and explanation of sense and references (a vital basis for critical analysis), above all there is literary appreciation of Valerius' fourth book, which should help to bring about a revaluation of this largely neglected and sadly underestimated author. The book alerts readers to important aspects of Valerius' highly intellectual poetry, such as wit, humor, elegance, point, subtlety, narrative skill, and creative engagement with forerunners, especially Apollonius of Rhodes and Virgil.

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"Der Kommentar Murgatroyds bietet eine umfassende, an philologischer Detailfreude kaum zu überbietende Aufarbeitung des Hintergrunds des kommentierten Textes und wird als Standardkommentar zu diesem Buch die erfreulich fortschreitende Kommentierung der Dichtung der „silbernen“ Latinität bereichern." Thomas Gärtner in BMCR, 8.8.2011

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ISBN-13:
9789004175617
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/17/2009
Series:
Mnemosyne, Supplements Series , #311
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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