Approaches to Teaching Vergil's Aeneid

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The 19 essays of this collection, by American professors of classics and comparative literature, provide in-depth treatment of many aspects of Virgil's epic. Written for an audience of college instructors teaching in translation, the volume includes an annotated bibliography of resources, including Latin editions, translations, Internet resources, and critical works. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Overview

The 19 essays of this collection, by American professors of classics and comparative literature, provide in-depth treatment of many aspects of Virgil's epic. Written for an audience of college instructors teaching in translation, the volume includes an annotated bibliography of resources, including Latin editions, translations, Internet resources, and critical works. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873527729
  • Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: Approaches to Teaching World Literature
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Series
Preface to the Volume
Pt. 1 Materials
Pt. 2 Approaches
Introduction 37
Pietas and Furor: Motivational Forces in the Aeneid 46
Trojan, Dardanian, Roman: The Power of Epithets in the Aeneid 53
"Frigid Indifference" or "Soaked Through and Through with Feeling"? Portrayal of Character in the Aeneid 60
The Public and Private Aeneas: Observations on Complex Responsibility 69
"Tum Pectore Sensus Vertuntur Varii": Reading and Teaching the End of the Aeneid 80
Vergil's Aeneas: The Best of the Romans 87
Homer, Pietas, and the Cycle of Duels in Aeneid 10 and 12 99
Vergil's Aeneid and the Evolution of Augustus 114
The Anger of Juno in Vergil's Aeneid 123
Vergil and the Monuments 131
Future Perfect Feminine: Women Past and Present in Vergil's Aeneid 138
Pietas, Furor, and Ecofeminism in the Aeneid 147
Feminae Furentes: The Frenzy of Noble Women in Vergil's Aeneid and the Letter of Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi 159
Appreciating the Poetry of the Aeneid 168
Look Who's Talking: A Narratological Approach 176
Tragedy and Vergil's Aeneid 182
Dante's Vergil 190
Teaching the Aeneid with Milton's Paradise Lost 196
App. A Homeric Parallels 201
App. B Cultural, Historical, and Literary Terminology 225
Notes on Contributors 229
Survey Participants 233
Works Cited 235
Index 251
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