Virgils Aeneid: A Critical Description Kenneth Quinn

ISBN: 9781904675525

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448 pages


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Virgils Aeneid: A Critical Description  by  Kenneth Quinn

Virgils Aeneid: A Critical Description by Kenneth Quinn
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The aim of this important and still valuable book – first published in 1968 but never before available in paperback – is, quite simply, to help all who approach Virgil’s Aeneid seriously, whether in the original Latin or in English translation, toMoreThe aim of this important and still valuable book – first published in 1968 but never before available in paperback – is, quite simply, to help all who approach Virgil’s Aeneid seriously, whether in the original Latin or in English translation, to read it with discernment and appreciation.It offers itself as neither a handbook nor a commentary, but as a critical description of the poem’s structure and aspects of its composition.

It begins with a preliminary exploration of the poem’s central purpose- a careful reconstruction of its literary and historical context (following the battle of Actium in 31 BC which made Augustus Caesar master of the Roman world)- and a description of the main outlines of its structure. At the book’s core is a detailed analysis of each of the epic’s twelve books, with particular emphasis on the later, less often read ones- and this is followed by two further chapters, one dealing with Virgil’s use of form and some related theoretical problems, the other with a closer examination of the poem’s verbal fabric.



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