The Cambridge Companion to Virgil
Cambridge University Press, Oct 2, 1997 - History - 408 pages
Virgil became a school author in his own lifetime and the centre of the Western canon for the next 1800 years, exerting a major influence on European literature, art, and politics. This Companion is designed as an indispensable guide for anyone seeking a fuller understanding of an author critical to so many disciplines. It consists of essays by seventeen scholars from Britain, the USA, Ireland and Italy which offer a range of different perspectives both traditional and innovative on Virgil's works, and a renewed sense of why Virgil matters today. The Companion is divided into four main sections, focussing on reception, genre, context, and form. This ground-breaking book not only provides a wealth of material for an informed reading but also offers sophisticated insights which point to the shape of Virgilian scholarship and criticism to come.
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religious and philosophical ideas
The Virgilian intertext
Approaching characterisation in Virgil
sexuality and gender in Virgils poetry
the Book of Virgil
Virgils poetry incontemporary context
Rome and its traditions
the death of Virgil
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