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Virgil: The Aeneid By K. W. Gransden (University of Warwick)

Virgil: The Aeneid
by K. W. Gransden (University of Warwick)

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A full account of the historical setting and significance of Virgil's epic, with a discussion of the poet's use of Homer's "Iliad". The books in this series provide clear and accessible introductions to key works of world literature from classical antiquity to the 20th century.
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Virgil: The Aeneid by K. W. Gransden (University of Warwick)

This book focuses on the Aeneid as a landmark of literary narrative and poetic sensibility. It gives a full account of the historical setting and significance of Virgil's epic, and discusses the poet's use of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, as well as the most celebrated episodes in the poem, the tragedy of Dido and the hero's visit to the underworld. Dr Gransden examines Virgil's psychological and philosophical insights, and re-establishes the poem's status as the central classic of European culture. The final chapter considers the Aeneid's influence on later artists, including Dante and the Romantics, and there is a guide to further reading.

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Table of Contents


Preface and note; Part I. Background: 1. Virgil in the light of his time; 2. Life of Virgil 3. The Eclogues; 4. The Georgics; 5. Metrical unity and continuity; Part II. Virgil and Homer: 6. 'Arms and the man'; 7. The Aeneas legend; 8. The 'Odyssean' Aeneid; 9. The 'Iliadic' Aeneid; Part III. Reading The Aeneid: 10. The text; 11. The story; 12. Structure; 13. Expression and sensibility; 14. Narrative technique; 15. The world of the dead; 16. Father-figures; 17. Juno; 18. War and heroism; 19. Fate and free will; 20. Conclusions; Part IV. The After-Life of the Aeneid: 21. Influences and reputation; 22. Virgil and Dante; 23. Virgil and renaissance epic; 24. Virgil and romanticism; Principal characters of the poem.

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GOR003245262
Virgil: The Aeneid by K. W. Gransden (University of Warwick)
K. W. Gransden (University of Warwick)
Landmarks of World Literature
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1990-05-31
126
0521311578
9780521311571
N/A
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