Virgil: Aeneid 10

Paperback | March 1, 1997

EditorS. J. VirgilbyS. J. Harrison

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Vergil's Aeneid was written in twelve books in the last years of the poet's life (29-19 BC). It was designed as a national epic of Rome and is one of the greatest poems of world literature. The tenth book, which contains some of the poem's most dramatic war-narrative, has been unjustlyneglected by Vergilian scholars, and this is the first major commentary to deal exclusively with it. Its aim is to explain Vergil's text for the modern reader. A full introduction examines the literary aspects of Aeneid 10; the scholarly commentary assesses Vergil's skill as a Latin poet and hiscareful and original use of literary models (especially the Iliad of Homer). There is also some discussion of the major interpretational problems of the Aeneid raised in Book 10. The Latin text is reproduced from R.A.B. Mynors's edition in the Oxford Classical Texts series. A facing Englishtranslation makes the text accessible to those with no knowledge of Latin.

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Vergil's Aeneid was written in twelve books in the last years of the poet's life (29-19 BC). It was designed as a national epic of Rome and is one of the greatest poems of world literature. The tenth book, which contains some of the poem's most dramatic war-narrative, has been unjustlyneglected by Vergilian scholars, and this is the f...

Virgil was an ancient Roman poet, the author of the Eclogues, the Georgics and the Aeneid, the last being an epic poem of twelve books that became the Roman Empire's national epic. S. J. Harrison is at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.83 inPublished:March 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198150962

ISBN - 13:9780198150961

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`without doubt the author's merits, the accuracy of his scholarship and the richness of his material will earn this new academic tool something well beyond a merely favourable reception...His observations on historical and ethnographical matters are thorough...throughout his commentary H.'sreports of realia are well considered and very helpful...any minor or more serious dissatisfaction is bound to retreat into the background in view of the reat mass of learning and valuable contributions provided by this rising young scholar.'Journal of Roman Studies