This book is geared primarily to students approaching the Aeneid for the first time. It attempts, through discussion of a wide variety of topics, to convey a balanced impression of the nature of the poem as a whole. An appendix includes a version of and ancient Life of Virgil and information about the ancient commentary on him.
'The work deserves to be edited, and Cauchi has done the task impeccably... An edition which -deservedly- will never be superseded'.
Colin Burrow, Journal of Roman Studies.
Preliminary; Story and its subject: Rome; Hero: Aeneas; Secondary heroes: Dido and Turnus; Higher powers: Fate and the Gods; Principles of structure: continuity and symmetry; Poetic expression: language and sensibility; Making the story: fusion of the legend of Aeneas' coming to Italy with matter from Iliad and Odyssey; Making an episode: fusion of inherited materials exemplified in the 6th book; Echoes of history; Relevant and irrelevant
associations. Conclusion; Appendices
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 10th July 1969
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.5
Weight (kg): 0.22