Forms of Glory: Structure and Sense in Virgil's Aeneid

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Southern Illinois University Press, 1973 - Literary Criticism - 123 pages
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Exploring the metaphorical world of Vir­gil’s narrative, Hunt ranges throughout the poem viewing its part in relation to the structure of the whole as a unique aesthetic presentation. The result is pene­trating application of organistic formal­ism to the entirety of the Aeneid and a strengthening of the bond between classi­cal scholarship and contemporary criti­cism.

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Contents

Promise and Performance
17
Shadows and the Sea
33
The Realm of Tragic Guilt
53
Copyright

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J. William Hunt is Assistant Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of Notre Dame.

 

John Gardner is Professor of English at South­ern Illinois University Carbondale.

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