Reading Vergils Aeneid: An Interpretive Guide

Reading Vergils Aeneid: An Interpretive Guide

by Christine G. Perkell
     
 

ISBN-10: 080613139X

ISBN-13: 9780806131399

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806131399
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture
Pages:
353
Sales rank:
1,317,688
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.76(d)

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