Virgil: Aeneid IV [NOOK Book]

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In Book IV of Virgil's "Aeneid", one of the most studied books of that epic poem, Dido, queen of Carthage, is inflamed by love for Aeneas. The goddesses Juno and Venus plot to unite them, and their 'marriage' is consummated in a cave during a hunt. However, Jupiter sends Mercury to remind Aeneas of his duty, and the hero departs despite Dido's passionate pleas. At the end of the book, Dido commits suicide.

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Virgil: Aeneid IV

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Overview

In Book IV of Virgil's "Aeneid", one of the most studied books of that epic poem, Dido, queen of Carthage, is inflamed by love for Aeneas. The goddesses Juno and Venus plot to unite them, and their 'marriage' is consummated in a cave during a hunt. However, Jupiter sends Mercury to remind Aeneas of his duty, and the hero departs despite Dido's passionate pleas. At the end of the book, Dido commits suicide.

This classic edition of the Latin text of Book IV replaces the long-serving edition by Gould and Whiteley, making this book more accessible to today's students and taking account of the most recent scholarship and critical approaches to Virgil. It includes a substantial introduction, annotation to explain language and content, and a comprehensive vocabulary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472538734
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 11/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70-19 BC) was born in the north of Italy and completed his education in Rome. Generally considered Rome's greatest poet, he wrote Eclogues, 37 BC, and Georgics, 29 BC. He then devoted the rest of his life to the composition of his greatest work, the epic poem the Aeneid.

Keith MacLennan was Head of Classics at Rugby School, UK, and editor of books I, IV and VI of Virgil: Aeneid, also published by Bloomsbury.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Historical background
2. Virgil's life and writing
3. The Aeneid
4. Books 1-4: the Carthaginian episode
5. Virgil's predecessors
6. Rome and Carthage
7. Dido and Aeneas
8. The gods
9. Similes in Book 4
10. Humour
11. Summary of books 5-12
12. Dido and Aeneas after Virgil
13. Metre general
14. Virgil's use of metre and language
Some reading
Notes
Aeneid IV: The Latin text
Notes on the text
Index I: Literary, grammatical and metrical terms
Index II: Names in the text
Index III: Other names
Vocabulary
Abbreviations
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