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Virgil's Aeneid

A Reader's Guide

David Ross

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Klassische Sprachwissenschaft / Literaturwissenschaft

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Written by eminent scholar David O. Ross, this guide helps readersto engage with the poetry, thought, and background ofVirgil's great epic, suggesting both the depth and the beautyof Virgil's poetic images and the mental images with whichthe Romans lived. * * Guides readers through the complexity of Virgil's poeticstyle and imagery * All extracts are translated, with original Latin given whennecessary * Provides useful historical and social context in which tounderstand the poem as it was viewed in its time * Includes short introductions to important topics such as Romanreligion and the Roman concept of 'character' * Features a helpful appendix which clarifies how to read andhear the poem's Latin hexameter

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(Bryn MawrClassical Review, March 2009)
"I believe that everyone--professional academic,student, or layperson--will benefit from Ross's lyrical andinsightful reading of Vergil's great poem."
(New England Classical Journal, February2009)
"The book says a great many things that need to be said,or said again. It does not seek controversy and avoids much that iseasily available elsewhere. What it does say is largely familiar,even comfortable, but it is well said, clear, detailed,moderate."
(Choice)
"Beautifully conceived and nuanced guide...the depth,sensitivity, and accessibility of the volume make it worthycompanion to its predecessors. Ross explicates...with exquisitecare and clarity."
Richard F. Thomas, Harvard University
"The ideas and arguments presented in this work are thoughtprovoking." (Journal of Classics Teaching)"This book is well conceived, and extremely well written. It approaches the big issues in nuanced ways, and brings out the complexities of the Aeneid in ways that will make the poem accessible to undergraduates, and to anyone interested in Virgil."
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Klassische lateinische Literatur, Literaturwissenschaft, Humanistische Studien, Literary Criticism & History, Literature, Classical Studies, Literaturkritik u. -geschichte, Latin Literature