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Reading Vergil"s Aeneid an interpretive guide

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English



  • Rome


  • Virgil,
  • Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature,
  • Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism,
  • Rome -- In literature

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-349).

Statementedited by Christine Perkell.
SeriesOklahoma series in classical culture ;, v. 23
ContributionsPerkell, Christine G.
LC ClassificationsPA6825 .R38 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 353 p. ;
Number of Pages353
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL34499M
ISBN 100806131381, 080613139X
LC Control Number99018499

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BkI Invocation to the Muse ‘The Judgement of Paris’ - Giorgio Ghisi (Italy, ), LACMA Collections I sing of arms and the man, he who, exiled by fate. book 1 book 2 book 3 book 4 book 5 book 6 book 7 book 8 book 9 book 10 book 11 book card: Bucolics, Aeneid, and Georgics Of Vergil. J. B. Greenough. Boston. Ginn & Co. The National Endowment for the Humanities provided support for entering this text. AENEID BOOK 4, TRANSLATED BY H. R. FAIRCLOUGH [1] But the queen, long since smitten with a grievous love-pang, feeds the wound with her lifeblood, and is wasted with fire unseen. Oft to her mind rushes back the hero’s valour, oft his glorious stock; his looks and words cling fast to her bosom, and longing withholds calm rest from her limbs. Oct 08,  · It is noteworthy that Book IX, from which Aeneas is absent, provides the starkest examples of vainglory and raging battle-fury blinding characters to what are obviously prudent courses. Fitzgerald I–19 [= Latin 11]. Cf. for example Gary Miles’s “The Aeneid as Foundation Story,” in Reading Vergil’s Aeneid (Norman, Okla., ),

The Aeneid (/ ɪ ˈ n iː ɪ d / ih-NEE-id; Latin: Aeneis [ae̯ˈneːɪs]) is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the comprises 9, lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Country: Roman Republic. BkIV Dido and Anna Discuss Aeneas. But the queen, wounded long since by intense love, feeds the hurt with her life-blood, weakened by hidden fire. Conticuēre omnēs intentīque ōra tenēbant; inde torō pater Aenēās sīc ōrsus ab altō: Īnfandum, rēgīna, iubēs renovāre dolōrem, Trōiānās ut opēs et lāmentābile rēgnum. The title of the Aeneid, or "Aeneis," as it was originally known, is a Greek form of the name of its hero, this way, it echoes the titles of Homer's Iliad (based on Ilion, an alternative name for Troy) and Odyssey (based on the name of its hero, Odysseus). Wondering why Virgil's Latin epic has a Greek name? These parallels should give you your answer.