Conington's Virgil: Aeneid

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Bristol Phoenix Press, Mar 15, 2009 - Fiction - 432 pages
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John Conington (1825–69) was a towering figure in Victorian scholarship, not least because of his remarkably sensitive and literate commentaries on Virgil’s Aeneid. The three-volume cloth edition of The Works of Virgil, begun by Conington in 1852, has been unavailable for over a century, except in rare second-hand sets. Now, for the first time, the whole of Conington’s work is being reissued in a set of six paperback volumes. Each volume includes a new introduction by an established scholar, setting Conington's commentary in context, as well as a general introduction to Conington’s work by Philip Hardie, who offers a fresh appreciation of the work.

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Ahl (classics & comparative literature, Cornell Univ.) has previously published translations of Seneca's and Lucan's works and has written books on Sophocles, Lucan, and Ovid. His new translation of ... Read full review

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I wasn't ablt to get into this book as well as I was able too with The Iliad and The Odyssey, so I didn't enjoy it as much. Read full review


Introduction to The Works of Virgil PHILIP HARDIE
Introduction to Coningtons Aeneid ANNE ROGERSON
AENEID Books IIIVI Text and Commentary

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John Conington was Corpus Christi Professor of Latin in Oxford. Philip Hardie is the current Corpus Christi Professor of Latin, and author of Virgil’s Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium (1986), Virgil’s Epic Successors (1993) and Ovid’s Poetics of Illusion (2002). Brian W. Breed is Assistant Professor of Classics in the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; he is author of articles on Virgil’s Eclogues, Propertius, Horace and Homer. Monica Gale is Lecturer in Classics at Trinity College, Dublin; she is author of Myth and Poetry in Lucretius (1994), Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000), and articles on Lucretius, Virgil and Propertius. Anne Rogerson has her doctorate on the Aeneid from the University of Cambridge and is author of several articles on the epic; she is Wrigley Fellow and College Lecturer in Classics at Cambridge.

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