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Virgil : Aeneid Book IX - Virgil


Aeneid Book IX

By: Virgil, Philip Hardie (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521359528
Number Of Pages: 268

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In Aeneas, Virgil created the most powerful figure in Latin literature, the dutiful yet fallible Trojan prince who overcomes war, suffering and countless setbacks to lay the foundations of the Roman race. Like many of his generation, John Dryden (1631-1700) believed the great classical epics could provide moral models to 'form the Mind to Heroick Virtue by Example'. For his version of the Aeneid, he formed a style vigorous yet refined and drew on the deep understanding of political unrest he had acquired during the Civil Wars of 1642-51 and the Glorious Revolution of 1688. This Penguin English Poets edition includes maps, a substantial glossary and enough background to help readers overcome any unfamiliarity with style or substance, thus making freshly accessible a work of enduring worth.

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"...an altogether admirable commentary...really first-rate, distinguished work...Exemplary use of how parallels, borrowings and influences work..." Nicholas Horsfall, Vergilius "The same piercing intelligence, command of Greek and Latin literature, and refusal to be satisfied with tired old formulations that are apparent in his earlier books and his numerous articles make this commentary a most valuable contribution, and I look forward eagerly to further discussions by Hardie of the issues raised by Aeneid 9. As much as anyone working on Latin poetry today Hardie is unpredictable, with a rare tendency simply to go in the direction the evidence before him indicates on any issue. When you see his name in a table of contents or card catalogue, take and read." Bryn Mawr Classical Review "Hardie successfully incorporates the most valuable ancient and contemporary materials on Vergil to produce a more literary approach reflecting the insights and biases of critical work of recent decades. This edition will br appreciated by students and scholars alike." Classical World

The place of book IX in the second half of the Aeneid
The structure of book IX
Links with other books
Reworking Homer
Cities and sieges; solidarity and division
Young men at war; defining the epic hero; Trojans and Italians
Homeric gods and Roman religion; knowledge human and divine; recognition
The Nisus and Euryalus episode; P. Vergili Maronis Aeneidos Liber IX
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ISBN: 9780521359528
ISBN-10: 052135952X
Series: Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 9th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.31 x 12.17  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.32