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Romane Memento : A Source Book, vol. 3 Logic and Metaphysics - Roger Rees

Romane Memento

A Source Book, vol. 3 Logic and Metaphysics

Hardcover Published: 22nd January 2004
ISBN: 9780715632420
Number Of Pages: 240

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This new collection of essays, commissioned from a range of scholars across the world, takes as its theme the reception of Rome's greatest poet in a time of profound cultural change. Amid the rise of Christianity, the changing status of the city of Rome, and the emergence of new governing classes, Vergil remained a bedrock of Roman education and identity. This volume considers the different ways in which Vergil was read, understood and appropriated; by poets, commentators, Church fathers, orators and historians. The introduction outlines the cultural and historical contexts. Twelve chapters dedicated to individual writers or genres, and the contributors make use of a wide range of approaches from contemporary reception theory. An epilogue concludes the volume. "Romane Memento" will be of interest to literary critics and cultural historians of Late Antiquity, but also to Vergilianists unfamiliar with the literature of the fourth century.

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"Students, scholars, classicists and cultural historians, and literary critics with an interest in Vergil's afterlife must read this informative and fascinating volume."

Introductionp. 1
Refinement and reappraisal in Vergilian pastoralp. 17
Praising in prose : Vergil in the panegyricsp. 33
Vergil and the gospels : the Evangeliorum libri IV of Juvencusp. 47
Vergil, Homer and empire : the Descriptio orbis terrae of Avienusp. 62
Sex and salvation in the Vergilian Cento of the fourth centuryp. 79
Doing what comes naturally? : Vergil and Ambrosep. 97
Augustine, the grammarians and the cultural authority of Vergilp. 112
Recycled words : Vergil, Prudentius and Saint Hippolytusp. 128
Sunt etiam Musis sua ludicra : Vergil in Ausoniusp. 141
Claudian, Vergil and the two battles of Frigidusp. 155
'The Plato of poets' : Vergil in the Historia Augustap. 172
The truth about Vergil's commentatorsp. 189
Epiloguep. 201
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ISBN: 9780715632420
ISBN-10: 0715632426
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 22nd January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1