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Ciris : A Poem Attributed to Vergil - Ciris


A Poem Attributed to Vergil

By: Ciris, R. O. A. M. Lyne (Editor), Michael Reeve (Editor), James Diggle (Editor), Neil Hopkinson (Editor)


Published: 4th October 2004
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The Ciris is a mythological narrative poem on the legend of Scylla and Nisus, and is an outstanding example of the epyllion genre - miniture epics, of which there must have been many from Catullus onwards. Late sources in Antiquity and inferior manuscript tradition attributed this poem to Vergil, and the possibility of Vergilian authorship has been discussed since the Renaissance. Dr Lyne has reassessed the manuscript authorities for the Ciris and here presents a new and better text of the poem with apparatus criticus. In his introduction and commentary he provides a complete account of the Ciris: its manuscripts, its style and language, the poet's treatment of the Scylla myths, his narrative technique and his method of composition. Dr Lyne's tracking down of the poet's borrowings from the now lost neoteric poets of Catullus' generation is especially interesting.

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ISBN: 9780521606998
ISBN-10: 0521606993
Series: Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries, 20
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 4th October 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52