Virgil

Virgil

by Jasper Griffin
     
 

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Virgil lived through the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Empire. In his poems we see a series of attempts, increasingly ambitious in scale and conception, to combine technical brilliance and beauty with profound meditation on the nature of imperialism and the relation of the individual to the State. From short pastoral poems on love and song

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Virgil lived through the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Empire. In his poems we see a series of attempts, increasingly ambitious in scale and conception, to combine technical brilliance and beauty with profound meditation on the nature of imperialism and the relation of the individual to the State. From short pastoral poems on love and song he progressed to the heroic myth of the founding of Rome. "The Aeneid", immediately recognised as the greatest masterpiece of Latin literature, has had incalculable influence on European literature in the two thousand years since it was first published.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853996269
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/15/2001
Series:
Ancients in Action Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

About the Author: Jasper Griffin is Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and author of Homer on Life and Death

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