Virgil's Experience: Nature and History: Times, Names, and Places

Virgil's Experience: Nature and History: Times, Names, and Places

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by Richard Jenkyns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198140339

ISBN-13: 9780198140337

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book studies Virgil's ideas of nature, history, sense of nation, and sense of identity, combined with the study of attitudes towards nature throughout antiquity. Blending literature with history, and in the case of Lucretius, philosophy, it offers a vision and an interpretation of the culture of the 1st century B.C. as a whole. It argues that Lucretius and

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This book studies Virgil's ideas of nature, history, sense of nation, and sense of identity, combined with the study of attitudes towards nature throughout antiquity. Blending literature with history, and in the case of Lucretius, philosophy, it offers a vision and an interpretation of the culture of the 1st century B.C. as a whole. It argues that Lucretius and Virgil affected a revolution in Western sensibility; claiming that a book about poetry should be a book about life, it combines scholarship and precision with a sense of the importance of literature and its capacity to enhance our understanding of our past and of ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198140337
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
728
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations xii
PART ONE: Before Virgil 1(128)
1 Introduction
3(18)
2 A Reader's Experience: Landscape in Greek Poetry
21(52)
3 A Transpadane's Experience
73(56)
PART TWO: The Eclogues 129(80)
4 The Neoteric Experience
131(78)
PART THREE: Lucretius 209(86)
5 A Conversion Experience: Energy and Delight
211(41)
6 A Conversion Experience: The Conquest of Death and the Pleasures of Life
252(43)
PART FOUR: The Georgics 295(92)
7 An Italian's Experience: Earth and Country
297(44)
8 An Italian's Experience: Land and Nation
341(46)
PART FIVE: The Aeneid 387(204)
9 A Trojan's Experience: The Wanderings of Aeneas
389(56)
10 Beyond Experience: The Underworld
445(18)
11 A Trojan in Italy: Latinus' Kingdom
463(52)
12 A Trojan in Italy: Evander's Kingdom
515(49)
13 A Trojan in Italy: The Later Aeneid
564(27)
PART SIX: After Virgil 591(87)
14 The Latin Experience: Virgil and the Poets
593(38)
15 A Roman Experience: Virgil, Augustus, and the Future
631(47)
Appendix: Labor Improbus 678(7)
Index of Passages Cited 685(19)
Index of Greek and Latin Words 704(2)
General Index 706

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