The Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition by Philip HardieThe Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition by Philip Hardie

The Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition

byPhilip Hardie, Philip HardieEditorD. C. Feeney, Stephen Hinds, D. C. Feeney...

Paperback | January 29, 1993

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This book is a critically sophisticated introduction to the epic tradition of the early Roman empire, specifically the epic poems of Ovid, Lucan, Statius, Valerius Flaccus, and Silius Italicus. It explores the use that they all make of the great Augustan epic of Virgil, the Aeneid. Instead of being feeble imitations of the great classic (a common critical viewpoint), these poems are shown to be dynamic works that use the Virgilian model creatively to reflect the moral and political issues of their own day. All Latin is translated.
Title:The Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a TraditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.35 inPublished:January 29, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052142562X

ISBN - 13:9780521425629

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Table of Contents

1. Closure and continution; 2. Sacrifice and substitution; 3. Heaven and hell; 4. Succession: fathers, poets, princes; Bibliography.