Patterns of Redemption in Virgils Georgics by Llewelyn MorganPatterns of Redemption in Virgils Georgics by Llewelyn Morgan

Patterns of Redemption in Virgils Georgics

byLlewelyn Morgan

Paperback | April 14, 2011

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This book is a study of one of the most famous poems of Roman literature, Virgil's Georgics. By close reading of selected passages in the poem it seeks to understand the work in terms of the cultural and political upheavals that were afflicting Rome at the time of its composition. The poem, it argues, constitutes an audacious attempt to explain and justify the violent civil wars that had recently brought Octavian (the future Augustus, with whom Virgil was closely associated) to power in Rome.
Title:Patterns of Redemption in Virgils GeorgicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.59 inPublished:April 14, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521155126

ISBN - 13:9780521155120


Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Prima ab Origine: 1. The Old Man of the Sea; 2. Aristeia; Part II. Mirabile Dictu: 3. Ox and paradox; 4. Poeta creatus; Postscript: Sphragis; Appendix I. Proteus and Proteus; Appendix II. 4.400; Appendix III. Sparsere per agros.

Editorial Reviews

"This is clearly a learned book and I have learned a lot from reading it..." Robert Cramer, Universitaet Bonn, email