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Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries : Incerti Auctoris Aetna Series Number 2 - F. R. D. Goodyear

Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries

Incerti Auctoris Aetna Series Number 2

Paperback Published: 20th May 2004
ISBN: 9780521604345
Number Of Pages: 256

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The Aetna is something of a curiosity: a didactic poem on the nature and causes of volcanic activity. In antiquity it was ascribed by some to Virgil; modern scholars reject this and, although unable to agree upon a date, favour the first century A.D. The text itself presents many problems in reading and interpretation, arising partly from corruptions in the manuscripts, partly from obscurities in the subject-matter. These difficulties are increased by the nature of the author's style: it is terse and elliptical, and at the same time loaded with scientific detail and mythological allusion. Dr Goodyear's edition provides a long introduction, a text with critical apparatus, a commentary, bibliography and indexes. The text is more reliable than any published hitherto.

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ISBN: 9780521604345
ISBN-10: 0521604346
Series: Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 20th May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33