Virgil: Aeneid Book IX / Edition 1

Virgil: Aeneid Book IX / Edition 1

by Virgil, Philip Hardie, P. E. Easterling, Richard Hunter, E. J. Kenney
     
 

ISBN-10: 052135952X

ISBN-13: 9780521359528

Pub. Date: 12/12/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first major single-volume edition in English of Book IX of Virgil's Aeneid, a pivotal part of the poem that contains the nocturnal interlude of the ill-fated expedition of the young Trojans Nisus and Euryalus. The volume includes a detailed linguistic and thematic commentary on the text, and an introduction consisting of a series of interpretative

Overview

This is the first major single-volume edition in English of Book IX of Virgil's Aeneid, a pivotal part of the poem that contains the nocturnal interlude of the ill-fated expedition of the young Trojans Nisus and Euryalus. The volume includes a detailed linguistic and thematic commentary on the text, and an introduction consisting of a series of interpretative essays on the book. It offers invaluable help to students of Virgil and will also be of interest to professional scholars of Latin literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521359528
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/12/2002
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The place of book IX in the second half of the Aeneid; 2. The structure of book IX; 3. Links with other books; 4. Reworking Homer; 5. Cities and sieges; solidarity and division; 6. Young men at war; defining the epic hero; Trojans and Italians; 7. Turnus; 8. Homeric gods and Roman religion; knowledge human and divine; recognition; 9. The Nisus and Euryalus episode; P. Vergili Maronis Aeneidos Liber IX; Commentary; Indexes.

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