A Companion to the Study of Virgil

The book is aimed at graduate students and university teachers. Many of the issues are difficult and artificial simplifications seem to offer no advantages.

Author: Nicholas Horsfall

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004119515

Category: History

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"A Companion to the Study of Virgil" is not yet another introduction to Virgil's poetry, nor is it the thinking man's version of the bibliographies in ANRW. The editor and three outside contributors offer a guide both to the key problems and to the most intelligent discussions. They do not offer 'solutions' to all the difficulties, but are not frightened to admit that "this" we do not know, that "that" is a mess, and that "there" more work is to be done. The book is aimed at graduate students and university teachers. Many of the issues are difficult and artificial simplifications seem to offer no advantages. Apart from ample discussion of the poems and the main issues they raise, the book offers chapters on the life of Virgil (Horsfall), his style (Horsfall), his influence on later Latin epic (W.R. Barnes), on Latin life and culture (Horsfall), and on his MS tradition (Geymonat).
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A Companion to the Study of Virgil

From the volume editor : ' A Companion to the Study of Virgil ' is not yet another introduction to Virgil's poetry , nor is it the thinking man's version of the bibliographies in ANRW . The editor and three outside contributors offer a ...

Author: Nicholas Horsfall

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004119515

Category: History

Page: 330

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"A Companion to the Study of Virgil" is not yet another introduction to Virgil's poetry, nor is it the thinking man's version of the bibliographies in ANRW. The editor and three outside contributors offer a guide both to the key problems and to the most intelligent discussions. They do not offer 'solutions' to all the difficulties, but are not frightened to admit that "this" we do not know, that "that" is a mess, and that "there" more work is to be done. The book is aimed at graduate students and university teachers. Many of the issues are difficult and artificial simplifications seem to offer no advantages. Apart from ample discussion of the poems and the main issues they raise, the book offers chapters on the life of Virgil (Horsfall), his style (Horsfall), his influence on later Latin epic (W.R. Barnes), on Latin life and culture (Horsfall), and on his MS tradition (Geymonat).
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The Cambridge Companion to Virgil

scholars have studied Virgil's style , and make some suggestions about the shape of future work . A modern full - length study of Virgilian style and poetic language is needed : the tools and talent to produce it now exist .

Author: Charles Martindale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521498856

Category: History

Page: 370

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Virgil became a school author in his own lifetime and the centre of the Western canon for the next 1800 years, exerting a major influence on European literature, art, and politics. This Companion is designed as an indispensable guide for anyone seeking a fuller understanding of an author critical to so many disciplines. It consists of essays by seventeen scholars from Britain, the USA, Ireland and Italy which offer a range of different perspectives both traditional and innovative on Virgil s works, and a renewed sense of why Virgil matters today. The Companion is divided into four main sections, focussing on reception, genre, context, and form. This ground-breaking book not only provides a wealth of material for an informed reading but also offers fresh and sophisticated insights which point to the shape of Virgilian scholarship and criticism to come.
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The Cambridge Companion to Virgil

Holzberg, N. (2004) 'Impersonating the young Virgil: the author of the Catalepton and his libellus', Materiali e discussioni 52: 29–40. ... 2000b) A Companion to the Study of Virgil, 2nd edn. Leiden and New York.

Author: Charles Martindale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107170186

Category: History

Page: 554

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Presents stimulating chapters on Virgil and his reception, offering an authoritative overview of the current state of Virgilian studies.
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Eneide 11

Decorum , allusion and ideology ( München / Leipzig 2002 A companion to the study of Virgil , ed . Nicholas Horsfall , Mnem . Suppl . 151 ( 1995 ) F. Della Corte , La mappa dell ' Eneide ( Firenze 1972 ) M.L. Delvigo , Testo virgiliano ...

Author: Virgile

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004129340

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is the first comprehensive commentary on "Aeneid" 11. The commentary treats fully matters of linguistic and textual interpretation, metre and prosody, grammar, lexicon and idiom, of Roman behaviour, social and ritual, as well as Virgil's sources and the literary tradition. New critical approaches and developments in Virgilian studies have been taken into account with economy and fairness. The Latin text is presented with a facing English translation. The commentary is followed by an appendix on Penthesilea and the Epic Cycle and a second appendix which discusses the weaknesses of "Aeneid" 11. The book concludes with English and Latin indices. In approach and learning, this commentary continues Nicholas Horsfall's impressive work as a commentator and will advance our understanding of the "Aeneid" and the poet Virgil.
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Virgil Recomposed

The Mythological and Secular Centos in Antiquity Scott McGill, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies Scott McGill, Virgile. Green, R.P.H., ed. and comm. ... In The Cambridge Companion to Virgil, ed. Charles Martindale, 312–326.

Author: Scott McGill

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195175646

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This is the first book to present a comprehensive study of the mythological and secular Virgilian centos.
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Vergil s Aeneid

Heinze, R. Vergil's Epic Technique, trans. H. and D. Harvey and F. Robertson. Bristol, 1993. (A valuable translation of the time-honored classic.) Horsfall, N. A Companion to the Study of Virgil. Mnemosyne Supplement 151.

Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9780865165847

Category: Literary Collections

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Virgil Aeneid XII A Selection

P. Hardie, Virgil (Oxford, 1998) and J. Griffin, Virgil (Oxford, 1986) are good general books on Virgil. On the poet's life and career: N. Horsfall, A Companion to the Study of Virgil (Leiden, 1995), pp. 1–25.

Author: James Burbidge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350059238

Category: History

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This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 3) prescription of Aeneid Book XII, lines 1–106, 614–727, and the A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Aeneid Book XII, lines 728–952, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. Aeneid XII is the final book of Virgil's Roman epic. The war fought between Aeneas' refugee Trojans and the people of Latium here reaches a bloody, moving climax. The OCR selection contains two scenes of rich emotion focussed on the Italian war-leader Turnus as he reacts to military defeat and crisis, followed by the full narrative of the decisive single combat between Turnus and Aeneas with which the poem concludes. This is one of the great passages in Latin literature – grand in content and style, complex and challenging in its subject matter. Resources are available on the Companion Website.
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Virgil Aeneid

12, 641)', MH 60: 165-6 Geymonat, M. (1995) 'The transmission of Virgil's works in Antiquity and the Middle Ages', in N. M. Horsfall, ed., A companion to the study of Virgil (Leiden, New York and Cologne): 293-312 Giancotti, ...

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316101650

Category: History

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Book XII brings Virgil's Aeneid to a close, as the long-delayed single combat between Aeneas and Turnus ends with Turnus' death - a finale that many readers find more unsettling than triumphant. In this, the first detailed single-volume commentary on the book in any language, Professor Tarrant explores Virgil's complex portrayal of the opposing champions, his use and transformation of earlier poetry (Homer's in particular) and his shaping of the narrative in its final phases. In addition to the linguistic and thematic commentary, the volume contains a substantial introduction that discusses the larger literary and historical issues raised by the poem's conclusion; other sections include accounts of Virgil's metre, later treatments of the book's events in art and music, and the transmission of the text. The edition is designed for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students and will also be of interest to scholars of Latin literature.
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Spenser and Virgil

The Cambridge Companion to Spenser (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. 79–105; Michael L. Donnelly, 'The Life of Vergil and the Aspirations of the “New Poet”', Spenser Studies 17 (2003), 1–35; David Scott Wilson-Okamura, ...

Author: Syrithe Pugh

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526103895

Category: Literary Criticism

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Dubbed 'the English Virgil' in his own lifetime, Spenser has been compared to the Augustan laureate ever since. He invited the comparison, expecting a readership intimately familiar with Virgil's works to notice and interpret his rich web of allusion and imitation, but also his significant departures and transformations.This volume considers Spenser's pastoral poetry, the genre which announces the inception of a Virgilian career in The Shepheardes Calender, and to which he returns in Colin Clouts Come Home Againe, throwing the 'Virgilian career' into reverse. His sustained dialogue with Virgil's Eclogues bewrays at once a profound debt to Virgil and a deep-seated unease with his values and priorities, not least his subordination of pastoral to epic.Drawing on the commentary tradition and engaging with current critical debates, this study of Spenser's interpretation, imitation and revision of Virgil casts new light on both poets-and on the genre of pastoral itself.
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