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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 24, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages
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Virgil offers undergraduates, graduate students and general readers a comprehensive and carefully balanced introduction to the works and literary reception of Virgil.
  • Offers a fresh, comprehensive introduction to Virgil in translation
  • Explores the historical context in which Virgil wrote and lived
  • Discusses the manuscript tradition of Virgil
  • Traces the poet’s literary influence on later authors and his impact on the arts
  • Includes suggestions for further readings

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List of Figures
A Preamble
Eclogue Dialogues
A Repast of Wisdom
Mission and Telos
Fiction and Reality
Balance of Powers Pietasin Action
Codex to Critical Edition
The Virgilian Legacy
Further Reading Chapter 1 Chapter 2

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R. Alden Smith is Professor of Classics at Baylor University. He is the author of Poetic Allusion and Poetic Embrace in Ovid and Virgil (1998) and The Primacy of Vision and Virgil’s Aeneid (2005), as well as many articles on Latin and Greek poetry and Greek epigraphy.

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