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Virgil: Aeneid Book Xi

byVirgilEditorK. W. Gransden

Paperback | October 25, 1991

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Book XI of the Aeneid covers four crucial days in Aeneas' struggle against the Latins. In it, Virgil gives us the funeral of Pallas, the great Latin war-council, Turnus' plan to ambush Aeneas, and the aristeia and death of Camilla. K. W. Gransden sees the second half of the Roman national epic as "Virgil's Iliad." In his introduction and commentary, he relates the themes and structure of Book XI not only to the rest of the Aeneid but also to relevant passages in the Iliad. Gransden shows how, despite his adoption of the epic form, Virgil's style is influenced by Alexandrian miniaturism, Callimachean theory, and the poetry of the neoteroi. In addition to questions of style and interpretation raised in the commentary, there are sections in the introduction covering the Virgilian hexameter and narrative technique.
Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua. He attended school at Cremona and Mediolanum (Milan), then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and finally completed his studies in Naples. He entered literary circles as an "Alexandrian," the name given to a group...
Title:Virgil: Aeneid Book XiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.39 inPublished:October 25, 1991Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521278163

ISBN - 13:9780521278164


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Virgil's Iliad; 2. The closing books; 3. Book XI; 4. The poetry P. Vergili Maronis Aendeidos Liber Vndecimus; Commentary; Bibliography; Indexes.