Virgil: <EM>Aeneid</EM> Book XII by VirgilVirgil: <EM>Aeneid</EM> Book XII by Virgil

Virgil: <EM>Aeneid</EM> Book XII

byVirgilEditorRichard Tarrant

Paperback | August 27, 2012

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Book XII brings Virgil's Aeneid to a close, as the long-delayed single combat between Aeneas and Turnus ends with Turnus' death - a finale that many readers find more unsettling than triumphant. In this, the first detailed single-volume commentary on the book in any language, Professor Tarrant explores Virgil's complex portrayal of the opposing champions, his use and transformation of earlier poetry (Homer's in particular) and his shaping of the narrative in its final phases. In addition to the linguistic and thematic commentary, the volume contains a substantial introduction that discusses the larger literary and historical issues raised by the poem's conclusion; other sections include accounts of Virgil's metre, later treatments of the book's events in art and music, and the transmission of the text. The edition is designed for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students and will also be of interest to scholars of Latin literature.
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...
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Title:Virgil: <EM>Aeneid</EM> Book XIIFormat:PaperbackDimensions:371 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:August 27, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521313635

ISBN - 13:9780521313636

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Table of Contents

Introduction; P. VERGILI MARONIS AENEIDOS LIBER DVODECIMVS; Commentary.