Virgil's Epic Designs: Ekphrasis in the Aeneid

Virgil's Epic Designs: Ekphrasis in the Aeneid

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by Michael C. J. Putnam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300073534

ISBN-13: 9780300073539

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

In his final masterpiece, the Aeneid, Virgil frequently uses ekphrasis-a self-contained aside, a pause to describe a work of art or other object. Virgil's ekphrases incorporate major themes of the epic, enrich the reader's understanding of its meaning, and provide metaphors for the entire poem, says Michael C. J. Putnam in this first comprehensive study of the…  See more details below

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In his final masterpiece, the Aeneid, Virgil frequently uses ekphrasis-a self-contained aside, a pause to describe a work of art or other object. Virgil's ekphrases incorporate major themes of the epic, enrich the reader's understanding of its meaning, and provide metaphors for the entire poem, says Michael C. J. Putnam in this first comprehensive study of the ekphrases in the Aeneid.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300073539
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
3 Years

Table of Contents

Preface ix(2)
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(22)
1 Dido's Murals
23(32)
2 The Cloak of Cloanthus
55(20)
3 Daedalus' Sculptures
75(22)
4 Silvia's Stag
97(22)
5 The Shield of Aeneas
119(70)
6 The Baldric of Pallas
189(19)
Conclusion 208(7)
Notes 215(30)
Bibliography 245(8)
Index 253

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