Vergil: Aeneid 6

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This is the sixth in the series of books of the Aeneid which include the text in Latin, with an introduction and commentary.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This is an admirable commentary, with Latin text, vocabulary, and appendix on Vergil’s meter, offering students of Vergil at the intermediate level or higher succinct grammatical, stylistic, and contextual help towards a rich understanding of the poet’s profound portrayal of Aeneas’ descent into the lower world. It is prefaced by an enticing introduction to the role played by this book in the narrative of the epic as a whole, and sections of the commentary have bibliographical references for further reading."
- Raymond J. Clark, University of Ottawa, Canada

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585102303
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Series: The Focus Vergil Aeneid Commentaries Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,331,169
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Johnston has been Professor of Classics at Brandeis University since 1975, where she teaches Latin, Greek, and Classical Literature. She received her doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley, and has also been visiting professor at University of Southern California and San Francisco State. She is past president of the Vergilian Society.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to Vergil’s Aeneid by R. Ganiban
Introduction to Book 6: Its Role in the Aeneid
Latin Text
Appendix A: Vergil’s Meter
Appendix B: Stylistic Terms
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