Vergil's Aeneid: Selections from Books 1,2,4,6,10&12

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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Jan 1, 2001 - Literary Collections - 401 pages
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This edition is designed for high school Advanced Placement and college level courses: a newly updated and revised version of selected passages from Vergil's Aeneid, Books I-VI, by Clyde Pharr (whose user-friendly format revolutionized Latin textbooks), plus additional passages from Books 10 and 12, not found in Pharr. Passages included are: 1.1-519; 2.1-56; 199-297, 469-566, 735-804; 4.1-448, 642-705; 6.1-211, 450-476, 847-901; 10.420-509; 12.791-842, 887-952.

-- General introduction and introduction to each section

-- Latin text with selected vocabulary and notes on the same page

-- Six new full-color illustrations by Thom Kapheim

-- Ancient illustrations

-- Grammatical appendix, including newly revised sections: "Vergil's Meter" and "Rhetorical Terms, Figures of Speech, and Metrical Devices"

-- Index to Grammatical Appendix

-- New, updated, selected bibliography

-- New, full vocabulary at the back of the book

-- Pull-out General Word List

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Contents

Map Wanderings of Aeneas xxvm
3
NEPTUNE AND HIS CHARIOT
25
LAOCOON AND HIS SONS
87
Copyright

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Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua. He attended school at Cremona and Mediolanum (Milan), then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and finally completed his studies in Naples. He entered literary circles as an "Alexandrian," the name given to a group of poets who sought inspiration in the sophisticated work of third-century Greek poets, also known as Alexandrians. In 49 BC Virgil became a Roman citizen. After his studies in Rome, Vergil is believed to have lived with his father for about 10 years, engaged in farm work, study, and writing poetry. After the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C.E. Virgilżs property in Cisalpine Gaul, was confiscated for veterans. In the following years Virgil spent most of his time in Campania and Sicily, but he also had a house in Rome. During the reign of emperor Augustus, Virgil became a member of his court circle and was advanced by a minister, Maecenas, patron of the arts and close friend to the poet Horace. He gave Virgil a house near Naples. Between 42 and 37 B.C.E. Virgil composed pastoral poems known as Bucolic or Eclogues and spent years on the Georgics. The rest of his life, from 30 to 19 B.C., Virgil devoted to The Aeneid, the national epic of Rome, and the glory of the Empire. Although ambitious, Virgil was never really happy about the task. Virgil died in 19 B. C.

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