An Introduction to Virgil's Aeneid by W. A. CampsAn Introduction to Virgil's Aeneid by W. A. Camps

An Introduction to Virgil's Aeneid

byW. A. Camps

Paperback | March 1, 1994

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This book is geared primarily to students approaching the Aeneid for the first time. It attempts, through discussion of a wide variety of topics, to convey a balanced impression of the nature of the poem as a whole. An appendix includes a version of and ancient Life of Virgil and information about the ancient commentary on him.
Title:An Introduction to Virgil's AeneidFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.51 inPublished:March 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198720246

ISBN - 13:9780198720249


Table of Contents

Preliminary; Story and its subject: Rome; Hero: Aeneas; Secondary heroes: Dido and Turnus; Higher powers: Fate and the Gods; Principles of structure: continuity and symmetry; Poetic expression: language and sensibility; Making the story: fusion of the legend of Aeneas' coming to Italy with matterfrom Iliad and Odyssey; Making an episode: fusion of inherited materials exemplified in the 6th book; Echoes of history; Relevant and irrelevant associations. Conclusion; Appendices

Editorial Reviews

'The work deserves to be edited, and Cauchi has done the task impeccably... An edition which -deservedly- will never be superseded'. Colin Burrow, Journal of Roman Studies.