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Virgil, A Poet in Augustan Rome
     

Virgil, A Poet in Augustan Rome

by James Morwood
 

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ISBN-10: 0521689449

ISBN-13: 9780521689441

Pub. Date: 03/24/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. Virgil is to Latin literature what Homer is to Greek and Shakespeare to English. He is both the supreme poet of Rome's greatness and its most profound exponent of the suffering involved in human experience. This book enables

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An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. Virgil is to Latin literature what Homer is to Greek and Shakespeare to English. He is both the supreme poet of Rome's greatness and its most profound exponent of the suffering involved in human experience. This book enables students to explore the issues at the heart of his work. It is built around substantial excerpts from his three great poems: the Eclogues, his highly original pastoral collection; the Georgics, his work about farming described by Dryden as 'the best Poem of the best poet'; and the Aeneid, the supreme Roman epic.

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ISBN-13:
9780521689441
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/24/2008
Series:
Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Eclogues; 2. Georgics; 3. The Trojans come to Cathage; 4. The fall of Troy; 5. Dido and Aeneas; 6. Aeneas goes down to the underworld; 7. The Trojans in Italy; 8. Aeneas and Turnus; Recommended reading.

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