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The Epic Successors of Virgil : A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition - Philip Hardie

The Epic Successors of Virgil

A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition

Paperback Published: 15th February 1993
ISBN: 9780521425629
Number Of Pages: 144

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This book is a critically sophisticated introduction to the epic tradition of the early Roman empire, specifically the epic poems of Ovid, Lucan, Statius, Valerius Flaccus, and Silius Italicus. It explores the use that they all make of the great Augustan epic of Virgil, the Aeneid. Instead of being feeble imitations of the great classic (a common critical viewpoint), these poems are shown to be dynamic works that use the Virgilian model creatively to reflect the moral and political issues of their own day. All Latin is translated.

Closure and continution
Sacrifice and substitution
Heaven and hell
Succession: fathers, poets, princes
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ISBN: 9780521425629
ISBN-10: 052142562X
Series: Roman Literature and Its Contexts
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 15th February 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.58 x 12.75  x 0.94
Weight (kg): 0.18