The Essential Aeneid

Author: Virgil
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603844307
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This ample abridgment of Stanley Lombardo's translation of Virgil's 'Aeneid' will be ideal for use in such courses as those surveys of Roman history or classical mythology in which time may not permit a reading of the epic in its entirety. W R Johnson's generous Introduction brilliantly illuminates the place of the 'Aeneid' in Roman mythology, history, and literature.

Vergil s Aeneid

Author: Virgil
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780190204969
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Barry Powell, acclaimed translator of the Iliad (OUP, 2013) and the Odyssey (OUP, 2014) now delivers a graceful, lucid, free-verse translation of the most important books and passages of the Aeneid in a pleasant modern idiom. On-page notes explain obscure literary and historical references, while the rich visual program lightens the text and educates students in the history of Western art by presenting a single topic as represented over 2,000 years. The Aeneid's first sentence charts the poem's historical plot, taking us in one sweep of seven lines from Homer's Troy to Augustus' Rome. These two layers of time are felt all the way through the poem, from the distant past of Aeneas' heroic and quasi-mythological time, over 1100 years before Vergil, down to the "now" of Augustus' Rome, when Vergil was writing the poem between 30 and 19 BC, a period of ongoing political experimentation. The story of Aeneas--moving from one continent to another, undergoing and enforcing great transformations in the process--transplants contemporary Augustan preoccupations with transition, continuity, and change into the remote time of the poem's action. In the course of the poem we move from the East to the West, from Troy to Italy, as Aeneas moves from being a Trojan towards being something else, a kind of Roman in embryo. The poem's migratory movement, together with its wholescale assimilation of Homer, acts out another great transition, the transition of Greek culture to Italy: just as the people of ancient Italy become the inheritors of Troy, so the people of Vergil's Italy become the inheritors of Greece. The very location of the poem in time is transitional, at the pivot between myth and history: the poem's characters are moving out of the era of Homer into the era of what Vergil would have considered non-fabulous history. In all these ways the Aeneid is a great poem of history, both as lived experience and as something constructed by people responding to the needs of society. Featuring a stellar, up-to-date introduction, on-page notes, embedded illustrations, five maps, a timeline of Roman history, and a genealogical chart, Powell's Vergil's Aeneid: The Essential Books offers a full immersion into the mythological and political workings of the poem. It is a book both good to think with, and good to teach with.

The Aeneid

Author: Virgil
Publisher: Quid Pro Books
ISBN: 1610279913
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A story and poem that is epic in every way, The Aeneid is Virgil's classic tale of the hero Aeneas's escape from Troy, journey to Italy, battles and loves, and a side trip to Hell. It is the Roman National Epic. This edition features a modern, accessible translation aiming at the true intent of Virgil's writing, not the literal words, so that the modern reader can enjoy it as was intended. The poem rhymes and resonates. It is abridged to the essential and entertaining core, bridged by explanation and peppered with facts, trivia, character guides, and background. The author brings new life to a great work, and makes it easy to read and enjoy.

Memory in Vergil s Aeneid

Author: Aaron M. Seider
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107292522
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Tracing the path from Troy's destruction to Rome's foundation, the Aeneid explores the transition between past and future. As the Trojans struggle to found a new city and the narrator sings of his audience's often-painful history, memory becomes intertwined with a crucial leitmotif: the challenge of being part of a group that survives violence and destruction only to face the daunting task of remembering what was lost. This book offers a new reading of the Aeneid that engages with critical work on memory and questions the prevailing view that Aeneas must forget his disastrous history in order to escape from a cycle of loss. Considering crucial scenes such as Aeneas' reconstruction of Celaeno's prophecy and his slaying of Turnus, this book demonstrates that memory in the Aeneid is a reconstructive and dynamic process, one that offers a social and narrative mechanism for integrating a traumatic past with an uncertain future.

Madness Unchained

Author: Lee Fratantuono
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739122426
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book aims at providing a coherent guide to the entirety of Virgil's Aeneid, with analysis of every scene and, in some cases, every line of crucial passages. The book tries to provide a guide to the vast bibliography and scholarly apparatus that has grown around Virgil studies (especially over the past century), and to offer some critical study of what Virgil's purpose and intent may have been in crafting his response to Augustus' political ascendancy in Rome, Rome's history of near-constant civil strife, and the myths of Rome's origins and their conflicting Trojan, Greek, and native Italian origins.

Vergil s Aeneid

Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 086516584X
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Virgil Aeneid 2

Author: Nicholas Horsfall
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004169881
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Introduction, text and translation, detailed commentary and indices to "Aeneid" 2 are here offered on a scale not previously attempted and in keeping with the author's previous Virgil commentaries ("Aeneid" 3, 7 and 11); the volume is aimed primarily at scholars, rather than undergraduates.