Aeneid Book


  • Author : Virgil
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1909
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822027360510

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Fama and Fiction in Vergil s Aeneid Book

Fama and Fiction in Vergil s Aeneid

  • Author : Antonia Jane Reobone Syson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0814212344

Fama and Fiction in Vergil s Aeneid Excerpt :

What does it mean to “know” what a work of fiction tells us? In Vergil's Aeneid, the promise and uncertainty of fama convey this challenge. Expansive and flexible, the Latin word fama can mean “fame,” long-lasting “tradition,” and useful “news,” but also ephemeral “rumor” and disruptive “scandal.” Fama is personified as a horrifying winged goddess who reports the truth while keeping an equally tight grip on what's distorted or made up. Fama reflects the ways talk—or epic song—may merge past and present, human and divine, things remembered and things imagined. Most importantly, fama marks the epic's power to bring its story world into our own. The cognitive dynamics of metaphor share in this power, blending the Aeneid's poetic authority with the imagined force of the gods. Characters and readers are encouraged—even impelled— to seek divine order amidst unsettling words and visions by linking new experiences with existing knowledge. Transformative moments of recognition set the perceptual stage both for the gods' commands and for the epic's persuasive efficacy, for pietas (remembrance of ritual and social obligations) and furor (madness). Antonia Syson's sensitive close readings offer fresh insights into questions of fictive knowledge and collective memory in the Aeneid. These perspectives invite readers to reconsider some of the epistemological premises underlying inquiry into ancient cultures. Drawing comparisons with the nineteenth-century English novel, Syson highlights continuities between two narrative genres whose cultural contributions and rhetorical claims have often seemed sharply opposed.

A Companion to Vergil s Aeneid and its Tradition Book
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A Companion to Vergil s Aeneid and its Tradition

  • Author : Joseph Farrell
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-03-16
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 1444318063

A Companion to Vergil s Aeneid and its Tradition Excerpt :

A Companion to Vergil’s Aeneid and its Tradition presents a collection of original interpretive essays that represent an innovative addition to the body of Vergil scholarship. Provides fresh approaches to traditional Vergil scholarship and new insights into unfamiliar aspects of Vergil's textual history Features contributions by an international team of the most distinguished scholars Represents a distinctively original approach to Vergil scholarship

Virgil s Epic Designs Book

Virgil s Epic Designs

  • Author : Michael C. J. Putnam
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 0300073534

Virgil s Epic Designs Excerpt :

This book by one of the preeminent Virgil scholars of our day is the first comprehensive study of ekphrasis in Virgil's final masterpiece, the Aeneid. Virgil uses ekphrasis--a self-contained aside that generates a pause in the narrative to describe a work of art or other object--to tell us something about the grander text in which it is embedded, says Michael C. J. Putnam. Individually and as a group, Virgil's ekphrases enrich the reader's understanding of the meaning of the epic. Putnam shows how the descriptions of works of art, and of people, places, and even animals, provide metaphors for the entire poem and reinforce its powerful ambiguities. Putnam offers insightful analyses of the most extensive and famous ekphrases in the Aeneid--the paintings in Juno's temples in Carthage, the Daedalus frieze, and the shield of Aeneas. He also considers shorter and less well known examples--the stories of Ganymede, the Trojan shepherd swept into the sky by an amorous Jupiter; the fifty daughters of Danaus, ordered by their father to kill their husbands on their wedding night; and Virgil's original tale of a domesticated wild stag whose killing sparks a war between Trojans and Italians. These ekphrases incorporate major themes of the Aeneid, an enduring formative text of the Western tradition, and provide a rich variety of interpretive perspectives on the poem.

English Aeneid Book

English Aeneid

  • Author : Sheldon Brammall
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474404525

English Aeneid Excerpt :

The first book-length study of the English Renaissance translations of Virgil's AeneidThis study brings to light a history of English Renaissance Aeneids that has been lost from view. Previous monographs have explored the complete translations by Gavin Douglas (1513) and John Dryden (1697), but there has been little research focussing on the Aeneid translations which appeared in between. This book covers the period from the beginning of Elizabeths reign to the start of the English Civil War, during which time there were thirteen authors who composed substantial translations of Virgils epic. These translators include prominent literary figures such as Richard Stanyhurst, Christopher Marlowe, and Sir John Harington as well as scholars, schoolmasters, and members of parliament. Rather than simply viewing these Aeneids as scattered efforts preceding Dryden and the golden age of Augustan translation, this book argues that these works represent a recognizable and important period of English classical translation. Drawing on manuscripts and printed sources, the book sketches a continuous portrait of the English Aeneids as they developed through the ages of Elizabeth, James, and Charles I.Key features * Reconsiders the role that Virgils epic played in the English Renaissance* Identifies a period in translation history* Offers original readings of influential texts* Brings together the realms of literature and politicsSheldon Brammall is Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford

Virgil  Aeneid  4 1 299 Book

Virgil Aeneid 4 1 299

  • Author : Ingo Gildenhard
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781909254152

Virgil Aeneid 4 1 299 Excerpt :

Love and tragedy dominate book four of Virgil's most powerful work, building on the violent emotions invoked by the storms, battles, warring gods, and monster-plagued wanderings of the epic's opening. Destined to be the founder of Roman culture, Aeneas, nudged by the gods, decides to leave his beloved Dido, causing her suicide in pursuit of his historical destiny. A dark plot, in which erotic passion culminates in sex, and sex leads to tragedy and death in the human realm, unfolds within the larger horizon of a supernatural sphere, dominated by power-conscious divinities. Dido is Aeneas' most significant other, and in their encounter Virgil explores timeless themes of love and loyalty, fate and fortune, the justice of the gods, imperial ambition and its victims, and ethnic differences. This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study questions, a commentary, and interpretative essays. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Ingo Gildenhard's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both A2 and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Virgil's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

Mysteriously Meant Book

Mysteriously Meant

  • Author : Don Cameron Allen
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421435282

Mysteriously Meant Excerpt :

His empathy with the scholars of the Renaissance keeps his discussion lively—a witty study of interpreters of mythography from the past.

Literature and Nature in the English Renaissance Book

Literature and Nature in the English Renaissance

  • Author : Todd Andrew Borlik
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108247009

Literature and Nature in the English Renaissance Excerpt :

Featuring over two hundred nature-themed texts spanning the disciplines of literature, science and history, this sourcebook offers an accessible field guide to the environment of Renaissance England, revealing a nation at a crossroads between its pastoral heritage and industrialized future. Carefully selected primary sources, each modernized and prefaced with an introduction, survey an encyclopaedic array of topographies, species, and topics: from astrology to zoology, bear-baiting to bee-keeping, coal-mining to tree-planting, fen-draining to sheep-whispering. The familiar voices of Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Marvell mingle with a diverse chorus of farmers, herbalists, shepherds, hunters, foresters, philosophers, sailors, sky-watchers, and duchesses - as well as ventriloquized beasts, trees, and rivers. Lavishly illustrated, the anthology is supported by a lucid introduction that outlines and intervenes in key debates in Renaissance ecocriticism, a reflective essay on ecocritical editing, a bibliography of further reading, and a timeline of environmental history and legislation drawing on extensive archival research.

Prosody and Purpose in the English Renaissance Book

Prosody and Purpose in the English Renaissance

  • Author : O. B. Hardison Jr.
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421430881

Prosody and Purpose in the English Renaissance Excerpt :

Originally published in 1989. In Prosody and Purpose in the English Renaissance the eminent scholar O. B. Hardison Jr. sets out "to recover the special kinds of music inherent in English Renaissance poetry." The book begins with a thorough and wide-ranging survey of the development of prosodic theory from the ancient ars metrica tradition to the sixteenth century, with special emphasis on such issues as the relation of verse form and genre, the relation of syntax to prosody, and the role of language reform in shaping Renaissance prosody. The second part of the book considers the impact of prosodic traditions on specific literary works and verse forms, among them Surrey's Aeneid, Heywood's translation of Seneca's Thyestes, Sackville and Norton's Gorboduc, and the dramatic and epic verse of Marlowe, Shakespeare, Spenser, and Milton. Throughout, Hardison examines not only how poets crafted their verse but why. He explores authorial purposes ranging from technical attempts to match sound and genre to the lofty aims of improving the vernacular or ennobling culture, from the dramatist's practical search for verse forms suited to the stage to Milton's quest for a meter fit to convey divine relation.

Virgil  Aeneid 11 Book

Virgil Aeneid 11

  • Author : Nicholas Horsfall
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2017-09-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004349971

Virgil Aeneid 11 Excerpt :

This is the first comprehensive commentary on Aeneid 11. The commentary treats fully matters of linguistic and textual interpretation, metre and prosody, grammar, lexicon and idiom, of Roman behaviour, social and ritual, as well as Virgil s sources and the literary tradition. New critical approaches and developments in Virgilian studies have been taken into account with economy and fairness. The Latin text is presented with a facing English translation. The commentary is followed by an appendix on Penthesilea and the Epic Cycle and a second appendix which discusses the weaknesses of Aeneid 11. The book concludes with English and Latin indices. In approach and learning, this commentary continues Nicholas Horsfall s impressive work as a commentator and will advance our understanding of the Aeneid and the poet Virgil."

The Aeneid Book

The Aeneid

  • Author : Roman Roads Media
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1944482466

The Aeneid Excerpt :

Vergil s Aeneid and the Roman Self Book

Vergil s Aeneid and the Roman Self

  • Author : Yasmin Syed
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106017798304

Vergil s Aeneid and the Roman Self Excerpt :

Syed argues that the first century BC Latin poem had a significant impact on its Roman readers' sense of self as Romans, and articulated Roman identity for them through the readers' identification with and differentiation from its fictional characters. She considers identity at both the individual level of the subject and the collective level of et

Virgil  Aeneid 11  Pallas   Camilla   1   224  498   521  532   96  648   89  725   835  Book

Virgil Aeneid 11 Pallas Camilla 1 224 498 521 532 96 648 89 725 835

  • Author : Ingo Gildenhard and John Henderson
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-12-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783746033

Virgil Aeneid 11 Pallas Camilla 1 224 498 521 532 96 648 89 725 835 Excerpt :

A dead boy (Pallas) and the death of a girl (Camilla) loom over the opening and the closing part of the eleventh book of the Aeneid. Following the savage slaughter in Aeneid 10, the book opens in a mournful mood as the warring parties revisit yesterday’s killing fields to attend to their dead. One casualty in particular commands attention: Aeneas’ protégé Pallas, killed and despoiled by Turnus in the previous book. His death plunges his father Evander and his surrogate father Aeneas into heart-rending despair – and helps set up the foundational act of sacrificial brutality that caps the poem, when Aeneas seeks to avenge Pallas by slaying Turnus in wrathful fury. Turnus’ departure from the living is prefigured by that of his ally Camilla, a maiden schooled in the martial arts, who sets the mold for warrior princesses such as Xena and Wonder Woman. In the final third of Aeneid 11, she wreaks havoc not just on the battlefield but on gender stereotypes and the conventions of the epic genre, before she too succumbs to a premature death. In the portions of the book selected for discussion here, Virgil offers some of his most emotive (and disturbing) meditations on the tragic nature of human existence – but also knows how to lighten the mood with a bit of drag. This course book offers the original Latin text, vocabulary aids, study questions, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Ingo Gildenhard’s volume will be of particular interest to students of Latin studying for A-Level or on undergraduate courses. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Virgil’s poetry and the most recent scholarly thought. King's College, Cambridge, has generously contributed to this publication.

Virgil  Aeneid 8 Book

Virgil Aeneid 8

  • Author : Lee M. Fratantuono
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2018-05-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 811
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004367388

Virgil Aeneid 8 Excerpt :

Virgil, Aeneid 8 provides the first full-scale commentary on one of the most important and popular books of the great epic of imperial Rome. The commentary is accompanied by a new critical text and a prose translation.