by R. Alden Smith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405159494
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/18/2010
Series: Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World Series , #21
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

R. Alden Smith is Professor of Classics at Baylor University. He is the author of Poetic Allusion and Poetic Embrace in Ovid and Virgil (1998) and The Primacy of Vision and Virgil’s Aeneid (2005), as well as many articles on Latin and Greek poetry and Greek epigraphy.

Table of Contents

List of Figures viii

Preface ix

Note on Abbreviations xi

1 Generalizing about Virgil: Dialogue, Wisdom, Mission 1

2 Publius Vergilius Maro: A Preamble 26

3 Eclogue Dialogues 40

4 The Georgics: A Repast of Wisdom 75

5 The Aeneid: Mission and Telos 104

6 Virgilian Manuscripts: Codex to Critical Edition 150

7 The Virgilian Legacy 168

8 Further Reading 188

Index 205

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“A truly useful introduction to Vergil and his poetry. Smithcombines up-to-date information on the issues with an intelligentand well-written assessment. Highly recommended.”
Karl Galinsky, University of Texas at Austin

"For the newcomer to Virgil, this book will be a welcomeintroduction to the poet’s works and their reception bycritics, artists, and scholars through the centuries."
Peter E. Knox, University of Colorado, Boulder

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