Vergil: Aeneid Book 3

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Overview

This book is part of a series of individual volumes covering Books 1-6 of Vergil's Aeneid. Each book includes an introduction, notes, bibliography, commentary and glossary, and is edited by an Vergil scholar.

This is Book Three in the series.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This commentary combines grammatical assistance with analysis of the text in ways which make reading easier and encourage interpretation. It also introduces current debates in Virgilian scholarship clearly and helpfully, and promotes and provides guidance for further reading. Perkell has provided valuable support for those wishing to teach Aeneid 3 at an intermediate level, and I look forward to the other volumes in this series."
- Anne Rogerson, University of Sydney, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.11.23

The new Vergil commentaries from Focus are an exciting resource for almost anyone reading the Aeneid in Latin. . . . The editors recognize that developing core reading skills and involving students in the interpretive questions raised by the poem are not separate objectives. This recognition has resulted in commentaries that enticingly present basic information in a wider setting of observation and enquiry. . . . All in all, the Focus series balances simplicity and subtlety, reminding students at all levels that increasing technical precision and stretching one’s interpretive curiosity are—fundamentally—one endeavor.
—Antonia Syson, Purdue University [Teaching Classical Languages (CAMWS) Volume 1.1, Fall 2012]

Teaching Classical Languages, Fall 2012, p.52 - Antonia Syson

tcl.camws.org/view.php?file=fall2012/Syson.pdf

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585102273
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Series: The Focus Vergil Aeneid Commentaries Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 179
  • Sales rank: 1,293,092
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine Perkell (Ph.D. Harvard) is Professor of Classics at Emory University. She is the editor of "Reading Vergil's Aeneid: An Interpretive Guide" and author of "The Poet's Truth: A Study of the Poet in Vergil's Georgics" as well as of articles on various aspects of Vergil's poetics and of lamentation in epic poetry.

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