Further Voices in Vergil's Aeneid by R. O. A. M. Lyne, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Further Voices in Vergil's Aeneid

Further Voices in Vergil's Aeneid

by R. O. A. M. Lyne
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

There is in The Aeneid one "voice" that Vergil wishes us to hear, what may be called the epic voice, not shocking in tone and substance, even patriotic and inspiriting. But there are in addition "further voices" which Vergil incorporates into his great epic, and these may be disturbing, even shocking, as they add to, comment upon, question, and

Overview

There is in The Aeneid one "voice" that Vergil wishes us to hear, what may be called the epic voice, not shocking in tone and substance, even patriotic and inspiriting. But there are in addition "further voices" which Vergil incorporates into his great epic, and these may be disturbing, even shocking, as they add to, comment upon, question, and occasionally subvert the implications of the epic voice. This book provides the first in-depth analysis of these "further voices," illuminating with unusual clarity Vergil's method of composition and yielding an intimate glimpse into the working of his mind. Lyne has translated all Latin quotes, making the book accessible to readers with little or no knowledge of classical languages.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Should be read by any serious critic of the Aeneid as well as by those who teach the poem in translation."—The Classical World

"There is much here that intrigues and provokes thought....A stimulating and rewarding book, in which he has given us a series of interesting close readings of significant portions of the Aeneid."—Vergilius

"This book is original, stimulating, insightful, compelling, and controversial, all at once. It is the product of hard thinking and of an intimate knowledge of Vergil. I recommend it enthusiastically."—The Classical Outlook

"Replete with original insights, this very readable book is recommended for undergraduate collections."—Choice

"It is impossible in a short review to do more than hint at the range of fascinating and often provocative insights offered in this closely-argued study of "the greatest work of Roman art" ... The book is well-presented ... Highly recommended for its stimulating, even disturbing insights.—JACT Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198140924
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.60(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >