Virgil: The Aeneid by K. W. GransdenVirgil: The Aeneid by K. W. Gransden

Virgil: The Aeneid

byK. W. GransdenEditorS. J. Harrison

Paperback | November 10, 2003

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This guide offers a complete account of the historical setting and significance of The Aeneid, and discusses Virgil's use of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, as well as the most celebrated episodes in the poem, including the tragedy of Dido and Aeneas' visit to the underworld. The volume examines Virgil's psychological and philosophical insights, and analyzes the poem's status as the central classical work of European culture. The guide to further reading has been updated and will prove an invaluable resource. First Edition Hb (1990): 0-521-32329-0 First Edition Pb (1990): 0-521-31157-8
Title:Virgil: The AeneidFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.28 inPublished:November 10, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521539803

ISBN - 13:9780521539807


Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Background: 1. Virgil in the light of his time; 2. Life of Virgil; 3. The Eclogues; 4. The Georgics; 5. Metrical unity and continuity; Part II. Virgil and Homer: 6. 'Arms and the man'; 7. The Aeneas legend; 8. The 'Odyssean' Aeneid; 9. The 'Iliadic' Aeneid; Part III. Reading The Aeneid: 10. The text; 11. The story; 12. Structure; 13. Expression and sensibility; 14. Narrative technique; 15. The world of the dead; 16. Father-figures; 17. Juno; 18. War and heroism; 19. Fate and free will; 20. Conclusions; Part IV. The After-Life of the Aeneid: 21. Influences and reputation; 22. Virgil and Dante; 23. Virgil and renaissance epic; 24. Virgil and romanticism; Principal characters of the poem; Guide to further reading.

Editorial Reviews

'This excellent introduction to the Aeneid appears as a reprint in CUP's reliable and attractive Landmarks of World Literature series ... a welcome product of detailed and careful study ... Gransden is readable and engaging and this is certainly a book that all students of Virgil, at school or university, should seek out ... Gransden's Guide is an excellent addition to any academic library.' The Journal of Classics Teaching