A Commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3 by S. J. HeyworthA Commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3 by S. J. Heyworth

A Commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3

byS. J. Heyworth, J. H. W. Morwood

Paperback | June 17, 2017

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The Aeneid, generally considered the greatest poem of Roman literature, is a story of migration, and Book 3 is at the heart of this story-the arrestingly dramatic account that Aeneas gives to the Carthaginian Queen Dido of his people's journey from the sacked city of Troy. This journey seesthem encounter a series of brilliantly characterized individuals and visit some of the most extraordinary places in the central Mediterranean, both real and imaginary: shrines and volcanoes, floating islands and monsters. Yet though it is on one level a thrilling traveller's tale, it is also aprofound story of a voyage from a dead past to an uncertain, but ultimately glorious, future in Augustan Rome. This new edition contains an introduction, the Latin text, and a detailed commentary, as well as an extensive Appendix illustrating the rich variety of texts that Vergil used as his models through an ample collection of relevant passages: from the heroic voyages described in the Odyssey and theArgonautica, to tragic explorations of the aftermath of Troy's fall (especially Euripides' Hecuba, Troades, and Andromache) and texts on Delos and Etna. The introduction grounds the book in its historical and literary contexts, while the commentary itself aims to bring out the poet's artistry andlearning, keeping the dramatic situation of Aeneas' story-telling in view throughout. Translations of all cited Latin and Greek and regular references to Roman history will provide readers new and old with a clear understanding not only of the original text, but also of the poet's vision of Rome,history, and humanity.
Stephen Heyworth has been Bowra Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Wadham College, Oxford, since 1988, and has regularly read through Aeneid 3 in classes with his undergraduates. In 2007 he issued a radical new edition of Propertius in the Oxford Classical Texts series together with a detailed textual commentary entitled Cynthia, and subs...
Title:A Commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.03 inPublished:June 17, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1. Vergil's poetic career, life, and timesLife and timesThe EcloguesThe Georgics2. The Aeneid: a synopsis3. Intertexts and influences: HomerTragedyHellenistic poetryLatin poetry4. Style5. Context and themes6. Metre, scansion, and versification7. Text and transmission8. GlossaryMaps1. The voyage of Aeneas2. The Aegean Sea3. The Ionian Sea: Western Greece and South Italy4. SicilyAeneid 3: TextAeneid 3: CommentaryAppendix of Major IntertextsBibliographyIndexIndex of passages cited and scannedIndex of Latin words