Aineias the Tactician: How to Survive Under Siege

Aineias the Tactician: How to Survive Under Siege

by David Whitehead
     
 

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Virgil lived through the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Empire. In his poems we see a series of attempts, increasingly ambitious in scale and conception, to combine technical brilliance and beauty with profound meditation on the nature of imperialism and the relation of the individual to the State. From short pastoral poems on love and song

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Virgil lived through the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Empire. In his poems we see a series of attempts, increasingly ambitious in scale and conception, to combine technical brilliance and beauty with profound meditation on the nature of imperialism and the relation of the individual to the State. From short pastoral poems on love and song he progressed to the heroic myth of the founding of Rome. "The Aeneid", immediately recognised as the greatest masterpiece of Latin literature, has had incalculable influence on European literature in the two thousand years since it was first published.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853996276
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/25/2002
Series:
Classical Studies Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

David Whitehead is Professor of Classics in Queen’s University, in Belfast, Ireland.

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