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The Aeneid

By Virgil
  • ISBN Code: : 1775414892
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Pages : 541
  • Category : Poetry
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Aeneas appears in The Illiad in vague snatches and starts as a traveling warrior of great piety who was loosely connected to the foundation of Rome. Virgil weaves these fragments into a powerful myth about the founding of Rome in The Aeneid. Aeneas travels from his native Troy to Italy then wages victorious war upon the Latins.

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The Aeneid

By Vergil
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300258755
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The Aeneid

By Virgil
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3986473882
  • Total of Pages : 555
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The Aeneid Virgil - Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles mighty foe in the Iliad, begins an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny as the founder of Rome. His voyage will take him through stormy seas, entangle him in a tragic love affair, and lure him into the world of the dead itself--all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods. Ultimately, he reaches the promised land of Italy where, after bloody battles and with high hopes, he founds what will become the Roman empire. An unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the Aeneid redefines passion, nobility, and courage for our times. Robert Fagles, whose acclaimed translations of Homers Iliad and Odyssey were welcomed as major publishing events, brings the Aeneid to a new generation of readers, retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original Latin as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth. Featuring an illuminating introduction to Virgils world by esteemed scholar Bernard Knox, this volume lends a vibrant new voice to one of the seminal literary achievements of the ancient world.

The Aeneid

By Virgil
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513285289
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Poetry
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“In the whole of European literature there is no poet who can furnish the texts for a more significant variety of discourse than Virgil. [He] symbolizes so much in the history of Europe, and represents such central European values...” –T.S. Eliot The Aeneid (19 BC) is an epic poem by Roman poet Virgil. Translated by English poet laureate John Dryden in 1697, Virgil’s legendary epic is the story of the hero Aeneas, a castaway from Troy whose adventures across the Mediterranean led him to Italy, where he discovered what would later become the city of Rome. Presented here in faithful translation, though rearranged to accommodate Dryden’s rhyming couplets, The Aeneid is a treasure of classical literature and a story of romance, war, and adventure to rival the best of Homer. “Arms, and the man I sing, who, forc’d by fate, / And haughty Juno’s unrelenting hate, / Expell’d and exil’d, left the Trojan shore.” Fleeing the destruction of Troy by Greek forces, Aeneas brings his son Ascanius and father Anchises on a voyage across the sea. Landing in Carthage, Aeneas, his family, and his crew are rescued by Dido, Queen of Tyre. There, Aeneas, despite mourning the loss of his beloved wife Creusa, falls in love with Dido, who offers him refuge and her devoted love. Knowing that he is destined to found a city in Italy, however, Aeneas abandons the queen, leading her to commit suicide. Now determined to fulfill his destiny at any cost, Aeneas sails to Sicily, journeys to the underworld, and eventually arrives in the region of Latium, where he is swept up in conflict with Turnus, the Rutulian king. Flawed and feared, Aeneas exemplifies the imperfect hero compelled by fate and the gods, yet ultimately driven through a will to survive and provide for his fledgling people. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Virgil’s The Aeneid is a classic work of Roman literature reimagined for modern readers.

The Aeneid

By Virgil
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1625586612
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Poetry
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Follow Aeneid as he flees a burning Troy with his family and sets out on a dangerous journey to found what will one day become The Roman Empire. Thrill with him as he gets caught up in conflicts between the gods, all the while striving to complete his own grand destiny. Virgil intended this book to be a sequel to the Iliad and the Odyssey, and as such it takes up with events just after the finish of the Odyssey. Inscribed here are myths and legends and tales of bravery destined to last for all time.

The Aeneid

By Virgil
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  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Book Code : 1467787310
  • Total of Pages : 434
  • Category : Poetry
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Aeneas—the son of a human and Venus, the goddess of love—escapes the siege of Troy with a boat full of other Trojans, and sails for Italy where he is destined to found the city of Rome. A storm diverts them to Carthage, where Aeneas meets Dido, the city’s ruler and queen. He recounts the tale of his dangerous journey across the Mediterranean to her, and the two fall in love. After the gods remind Aeneas that it is his fate to start a new city, he sails for Italy, leaving a devastated Dido behind. The Italians are at first friendly, but when war breaks out, Aeneas must fight to fulfill his destiny. Virgil originally wrote his epic poem, The Aeneid, in Latin around 20 BCE. This is an unabridged version of the English translation by John Dryden, first published in 1697.

The Aeneid

By Virgil
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504062892
  • Total of Pages : 405
  • Category : Poetry
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The ancient epic of adventure, war, passion, and tragedy that follows a Trojan warrior on his journey to the land that will become Rome. A work of epic poetry that has survived for over two thousand years, The Aeneid is the story of Aeneas. Born to a goddess and a mortal man, Aeneas leads a fleet on the Mediterranean; is beset by a great storm; becomes entangled in a romance with Dido, the queen of Carthage; and visits the underworld. His true destiny, though, awaits him in Italy, and he engages in bloody battle as he makes his way there—under the watchful gaze of the gods and goddesses who frequently intervene. A fundamental classic of Western literature, The Aeneid is a majestic blend of myth, legend, and history that continues to transport modern readers into a long-lost world.

Aeneid

By Virgil
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486113973
  • Total of Pages : 256
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Monumental epic poem tells the heroic story of Aeneas, a Trojan who escaped the burning ruins of Troy to found Lavinium, the parent city of Rome, in the west.

The Aeneid

By Diego Agrimbau
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  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Book Code : 1496589734
  • Total of Pages : 72
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VirgilÕs classic tale of a heroÕs mythical journey comes to life in this graphic retelling for kids. From the smoldering ruins of Troy, the warrior Aeneas sets out to find a new homeland for his people. But itÕs no easy task, for his adventure is filled with great sacrifice, angry gods, tragic love, and brutal battles. Will Aeneas be able to fulfill his destiny and found the mighty city of Rome? With extra background on the original Latin epic poem and its author, plus discussion questions and writing prompts, itÕs easy to introduce young readers to this literary classic.

The Aeneid

By Virgil
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022645021X
  • Total of Pages : 432
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This volume represents the most ambitious project of distinguished poet David Ferry’s life: a complete translation of Virgil’s Aeneid. Ferry has long been known as the foremost contemporary translator of Latin poetry, and his translations of Virgil’s Eclogues and Georgics have become standards. He brings to the Aeneid the same genius, rendering Virgil’s formal, metrical lines into an English that is familiar, all while surrendering none of the poem’s original feel of the ancient world. In Ferry’s hands, the Aeneid becomes once more a lively, dramatic poem of daring and adventure, of love and loss, devotion and death. The paperback and e-book editions include a new introduction by Richard F. Thomas, along with a new glossary of names that makes the book even more accessible for students and for general readers coming to the Aeneid for the first time who may need help acclimating to Virgil’s world.

Aeneid

By Virgil
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Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume XIII features one of the greatest works of verse in world history: the Aeneid, by Roman poet VIRGIL (70 B.C.-19 B.C.), which gathered together disconnected legends and mythic characters and molded them into the fabled epic of the founding of Rome by Trojan hero Aeneas. It has long been considered essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the foundations of Western literature.

The Aeneid of Virgil

By Virgil
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  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Book Code : 0553897780
  • Total of Pages : 416
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Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well. Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism--the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling and the force of fate--that has influenced writers for over 2,000 years. Filled with drama, passion, and the universal pathos that only a masterpiece can express. The Aeneid is a book for all the time and all people.

Art of the Aeneid: 2nd Edition

By William S. Anderson
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  • Publisher : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • Book Code : 9781610411813
  • Total of Pages : 121
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The Aeneid (1513)

By Virgil,Gordon Kendal,Gawin Douglas
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  • Publisher : MHRA
  • Book Code : 1907322493
  • Total of Pages : 840
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The 13th book of the Aeneid is by Maffeo Vegio.

The Aeneid (1513)

By Virgil,Gawin Douglas,Gordon Kendal
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  • Book Code : 0947623965
  • Total of Pages : 840
  • Category : Aeneas (Legendary character)
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Het epos van de Latijnse schrijver (70-19 v. Chr.) over de stamvader van het Romeinse volk.

Art of the Aeneid: 2nd Edition

By William Scovil Anderson
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  • Publisher : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • Book Code : 086516598X
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Anderson's text captures both the toughness and the tenderness of the greatest work of Latin literature. Includes examinations of each book of the Aeneid, extensive notes, suggestions for further reading, and a Vergil chronology.

Aeneid Book VI

By Seamus Heaney
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571327346
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Poetry
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Book Short Summary:

In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the importance of the poem to his writing, noting that 'there's one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas's venture into the underworld. The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years - the golden bough, Charon's barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father.' In this new translation, Heaney employs the same deft handling of the original combined with the immediacy of language and flawless poetic voice as was on show in his translation of Beowulf, a reimagining which, in the words of Bernard O'Donoghue, brought the ancient poem back to life in 'a miraculous mix of the poem's original spirit and Heaney's voice'.

Atomism in the Aeneid

By Matthew M. Gorey
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0197518761
  • Total of Pages : 192
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Book Short Summary:

Scholars have long recognized Lucretius's De Rerum Natura as an important allusive source for the Aeneid, but significant disagreement persists regarding the scope and purpose of Virgil's engagement with Epicurean philosophy. In Atomism in the Aeneid, Matthew M. Gorey investigates that engagement and argues that atomic imagery functions as a metaphor for cosmic and political disorder in Virgil's epic, associating the enemies of Aeneas and of Rome's imperial destiny with the haphazard, purposeless chaos of Epicurean atoms in the void. While nearly all of Virgil's allusions to atomism are constructed from Lucretian intertextual material, Gorey shows how the poet's negative reception of atomism draws upon a long and popular tradition of anti-atomist discourse in Greek philosophy that metaphorically likened the non-teleological cosmology of atomism to civic disorder and mob rule. By situating Virgil's atomic allusions within the tradition of philosophical opposition to Epicurean physics, Atomism in the Aeneid illustrates the deeply ideological nature of his engagement with Lucretius.

Mark Challenges the Aeneid

By Floyd E. Schneider
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532690630
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Religion
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Most scholars believe that Mark wrote his Gospel to the Romans. True: but in addition to presenting the Gospel to the Romans, Mark actually contextualized his Gospel by challenging the leading propaganda of his day, Virgil’s Aeneid. The Roman poet, Virgil, wrote his masterpiece epic poem, the Aeneid, to promote the myth that Caesar Augustus was the son of god. The Aeneid went viral almost immediately upon publication in 19 BC, becoming Rome’s premier piece of propaganda that promoted Augustus as the emperor who would bring peace to the world. Within the first century, the Aeneid reached from Masada to northern Britain and became a foundational piece of Roman education. Mark’s mother, Mary, and his uncle, Joseph/Barnabas, raised him in wealth, and educated him in the four languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin. They drew him to Jesus, and Barnabas took Mark on the first missionary journey. Mark spent time with Peter in Rome, where Mark wrote his Gospel in Greek. Mark most certainly had direct access to the most influential piece of Latin literature, the Aeneid, and he wrote his masterpiece Gospel comparing Augustus with Jesus, the true Son of God.

Mark Challenges the Aeneid

By Floyd E. Schneider
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  • Book Code : 1532690657
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: mark-challenges-the-aeneid.pdf

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Most scholars believe that Mark wrote his Gospel to the Romans. True: but in addition to presenting the Gospel to the Romans, Mark actually contextualized his Gospel by challenging the leading propaganda of his day, Virgil's Aeneid. The Roman poet, Virgil, wrote his masterpiece epic poem, the Aeneid, to promote the myth that Caesar Augustus was the son of god. The Aeneid went viral almost immediately upon publication in 19 BC, becoming Rome's premier piece of propaganda that promoted Augustus as the emperor who would bring peace to the world. Within the first century, the Aeneid reached from Masada to northern Britain and became a foundational piece of Roman education. Mark's mother, Mary, and his uncle, Joseph/Barnabas, raised him in wealth, and educated him in the four languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Latin. They drew him to Jesus, and Barnabas took Mark on the first missionary journey. Mark spent time with Peter in Rome, where Mark wrote his Gospel in Greek. Mark most certainly had direct access to the most influential piece of Latin literature, the Aeneid, and he wrote his masterpiece Gospel comparing Augustus with Jesus, the true Son of God.

Virgil's Double Cross

By David Quint
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400889758
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The message of Virgil's Aeneid once seemed straightforward enough: the epic poem returned to Aeneas and the mythical beginnings of Rome in order to celebrate the city's present world power and to praise its new master, Augustus Caesar. Things changed when late twentieth-century readers saw the ancient poem expressing their own misgivings about empire and one-man rule. In this timely book, David Quint depicts a Virgil who consciously builds contradiction into the Aeneid. The literary trope of chiasmus, reversing and collapsing distinctions, returns as an organizing signature in Virgil's writing: a double cross for the reader inside the Aeneid's story of nation, empire, and Caesarism. Uncovering verbal designs and allusions, layers of artfulness and connections to Roman history, Quint's accessible readings of the poem's famous episodes--the fall of Troy, the story of Dido, the trip to the Underworld, and the troubling killing of Turnus—disclose unsustainable distinctions between foreign war/civil war, Greek/Roman, enemy/lover, nature/culture, and victor/victim. The poem's form, Quint shows, imparts meanings it will not say directly. The Aeneid's life-and-death issues—about how power represents itself in grand narratives, about the experience of the defeated and displaced, and about the ironies and revenges of history—resonate deeply in the twenty-first century. This new account of Virgil's masterpiece reveals how the Aeneid conveys an ambivalence and complexity that speak to past and present.

Aeneid

By Virgil,Stanley Lombardo
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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Book Code : 1603840672
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Poetry
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Long a master of the crafts of Homeric translation and of rhapsodic performance, Stanley Lombardo now turns to the quintessential epic of Roman antiquity, a work with deep roots in the Homeric tradition. With characteristic virtuosity, he delivers a rendering of the Aeneid as compelling as his groundbreaking translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey, yet one that--like the Aeneid itself--conveys a unique epic sensibility and a haunting artistry all its own. W. R. Johnson's Introduction makes an ideal companion to the translation, offering brilliant insight into the legend of Aeneas; the contrasting roles of the gods, fate, and fortune in Homeric versus Virgilian epic; the character of Aeneas as both wanderer and warrior; Aeneas' relationship to both his enemy Turnus and his lover Dido; the theme of doomed youths in the epic; and Virgil's relationship to the brutal history of Rome that he memorializes in his poem. A map, a Glossary of Names, a Translator's Preface, and Suggestions for Further Reading are also included.

Virgil's Aeneid

By David Ross
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0470777311
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Written by eminent scholar David O. Ross, this guide helps readers to engage with the poetry, thought, and background of Virgil’s great epic, suggesting both the depth and the beauty of Virgil’s poetic images and the mental images with which the Romans lived. Guides readers through the complexity of Virgil’s poetic style and imagery All extracts are translated, with original Latin given when necessary Provides useful historical and social context in which to understand the poem as it was viewed in its time Includes short introductions to important topics such as Roman religion and the Roman concept of ‘character’ Features a helpful appendix which clarifies how to read and hear the poem's Latin hexameter

Virgil's Gaze

By J. D. Reed
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 140082768X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Virgil's Aeneid invites its reader to identify with the Roman nation whose origins and destiny it celebrates. But, as J. D. Reed argues in Virgil's Gaze, the great Roman epic satisfies this identification only indirectly--if at all. In retelling the story of Aeneas' foundational journey from Troy to Italy, Virgil defines Roman national identity only provisionally, through oppositions to other ethnic identities--especially Trojan, Carthaginian, Italian, and Greek--oppositions that shift with the shifting perspective of the narrative. Roman identity emerges as multivalent and constantly changing rather than unitary and stable. The Roman self that the poem gives us is capacious--adaptable to a universal nationality, potentially an imperial force--but empty at its heart. However, the incongruities that produce this emptiness are also what make the Aeneid endlessly readable, since they forestall a single perspective and a single notion of the Roman. Focusing on questions of narratology, intertextuality, and ideology, Virgil's Gaze offers new readings of such major episodes as the fall of Troy, the pageant of heroes in the underworld, the death of Turnus, and the disconcertingly sensual descriptions of the slain Euryalus, Pallas, and Camilla. While advancing a highly original argument, Reed's wide-ranging study also serves as an ideal introduction to the poetics and principal themes of the Aeneid.

The Primacy of Vision in Virgil's Aeneid

By Riggs Alden Smith
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 0292756208
  • Total of Pages : 271
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One of the masterpieces of Latin and, indeed, world literature, Virgil's Aeneid was written during the Augustan "renaissance" of architecture, art, and literature that redefined the Roman world in the early years of the empire. This period was marked by a transition from the use of rhetoric as a means of public persuasion to the use of images to display imperial power. Taking a fresh approach to Virgil's epic poem, Riggs Alden Smith argues that the Aeneid fundamentally participates in the Augustan shift from rhetoric to imagery because it gives primacy to vision over speech as the principal means of gathering and conveying information as it recounts the heroic adventures of Aeneas, the legendary founder of Rome. Working from the theories of French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Smith characterizes Aeneas as a voyant-visible, a person who both sees and is seen and who approaches the world through the faculty of vision. Engaging in close readings of key episodes throughout the poem, Smith shows how Aeneas repeatedly acts on what he sees rather than what he hears. Smith views Aeneas' final act of slaying Turnus, a character associated with the power of oratory, as the victory of vision over rhetoric, a triumph that reflects the ascendancy of visual symbols within Augustan society. Smith's new interpretation of the predominance of vision in the Aeneid makes it plain that Virgil's epic contributes to a new visual culture and a new mythology of Imperial Rome.

Fathers and Sons in Virgil's Aeneid

By M. Owen Lee
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 1438410301
  • Total of Pages : 200
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Narrative summary of Virgil’s epic poem.

A Study Guide for Virgil's Aeneid

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410335038
  • Total of Pages : 15
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Virgil's Aeneid

By Wendell V. Clausen
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110963701
  • Total of Pages : 255
  • Category : History
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The series "Beiträge zur Altertumskunde" was founded in 1990. It mainly contains monographs and conference proceedings in German, but also includes texts, translations and commentaries on classical works which have had a long-lasting impact. The individual volumes of the series are useful aids to study, and represent a significant advance in our knowledge of the ancient world. Some eight volumes are published every year.

Maphaeus Vegius and His Thirteenth Book of the Aeneid

By Anna Cox Brinton
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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: maphaeus-vegius-and-his-thirteenth-book-of-the-aeneid.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Originally published in 1978, this book contatins the 'Thirteenth Book of the Aeneid' - a canto of six humdred and thirty lines, written at Pavia in 1428, with a side by side translation and critical commentary.

The Aeneid and the Modern World

By J.R. O'Neill,Adam Rigoni
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000538826
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
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Book Short Summary:

This collection of essays from a diverse group of scholars represents a multidisciplinary redeployment of the Aeneid which aims to illuminate its importance to our present moment. It provides a rigorous and multifaceted answer to the question, "why should we still think about the Aeneid ?" The book contains chapters detailing previously undocumented modern literary receptions of Vergil’s epic, addressing the Aeneid’s relevance to understanding modern political discourse, explaining how the Aeneid assists in making sense of the pressing current issues of trauma and damage to one’s sense of identity, and even looking at how the epic can shape our future. The chapters build upon and extend beyond reception studies to provide the most current and complete answer to the question of the epic’s current relevance. The primary audiences for this collection are undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional academics from all disciplines. This collection should be of interest to readers whose academic interests include textual and cultural studies, classics, comparative literature, pedagogy, medical humanities, veterans studies, trauma studies, immigration studies, young adult fiction, world literature, communication and political discourse, citizenship studies, and ethnic studies.

Aeneid 7

By Vergil
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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Book Code : 1585109975
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 219
  • Pdf File: aeneid-7.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Vergil: Aeneid 7 is part of a new series of commentaries on the Aeneid. Each volume adapts, with extensive revisions and additions, the commentaries of T. E. Page (1884, 1900) and is edited by a scholar of Roman epic. The present volume offers the Latin text of Book 7 along with maps, extensive notes, and commentary designed to meet the needs of intermediate students of Latin. A two-volume edition of the entire Aeneid designed to meet the needs of advanced students will be derived from the series.

Aeneid 2

By Vergil
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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Book Code : 1585106143
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 898
  • Pdf File: aeneid-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is part of a series of individual volumes covering Books 1-6 of Vergil's Aeneid. Each book includes an introduction, notes, bibliography, commentary and glossary, and is edited by an Vergil scholar. This is Book Two in the series.