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Virgil : Aeneid I-VI New edition -  Virgil


Aeneid I-VI New edition

By: Virgil

Paperback Published: 1st February 1998
ISBN: 9781853994968
Number Of Pages: 560

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This is the first volume of R. Deryck Williams' classic edition of the Aeneid, covering books I-VI. It includes the Latin text, with English introduction, an extensive commentary and notes by this renowned Virgilian scholar.

Designed for upper school and university students, the commentary discusses the life and works of Virgil, the legend of Aeneas, structure and themes and Virgil's hexameter. It interprets the poetic methods and intentions of the Aeneid, and explains not only what Virgil says, but how he says it and why he says it in the particular way which he chooses. Williams considers the limitations and similarities of diction from English poets - particularly Spenser and Milton - in order to illuminate the literary impact of the Virgilian passage. Williams' aim was to be "concise rather than omissive" and his notes remain an example of clarity and good sense for any student approaching the first half of the Aeneid in whole or in part.

Life and works of Virgil
Virgil and Augustus
The legend of Aeneas
Sources of the Aeneid
Synopsis of the Aeneid
Structure and themes
Virgil's hexameter
The manuscripts of the Aeneid and the ancient commentators
Differences of text between this edition and Mynors and Hirtzel
Text Commentary
Index to the notes
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781853994968
ISBN-10: 1853994960
Series: Latin Texts
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 1st February 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 12.8  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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