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The Resource A commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3, S. J. Heyworth & J. H. W. Morwood

A commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3, S. J. Heyworth & J. H. W. Morwood

Label
A commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3
Title
A commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3
Statement of responsibility
S. J. Heyworth & J. H. W. Morwood
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Language
eng
Summary
The Aeneid, generally considered the greatest poem of Roman literature, is a story of migration, and Book 3 is at the heart of this story-the arrestingly dramatic account that Aeneas gives to the Carthaginian Queen Dido of his people's journey from the sacked city of Troy. This journey sees them encounter a series of brilliantly characterized individuals and visit some of the most extraordinary places in the central Mediterranean, both real and imaginary: shrines and volcanoes, floating islands and monsters. Yet though it is on one level a thrilling traveller's tale, it is also a profound story of a voyage from a dead past to an uncertain, but ultimately glorious, future in Augustan Rome. This new edition contains an introduction, the Latin text, and a detailed commentary, as well as an extensive Appendix illustrating the rich variety of texts that Vergil used as his models through an ample collection of relevant passages: from the heroic voyages described in the Odyssey and the Argonautica, to tragic explorations of the aftermath of Troy's fall (especially Euripides' Hecuba, Troades, and Andromache) and texts on Delos and Etna. The introduction grounds the book in its historical and literary contexts, while the commentary itself aims to bring out the poet's artistry and learning, keeping the dramatic situation of Aeneas' story-telling in view throughout. Translations of all cited Latin and Greek and regular references to Roman history will provide readers new and old with a clear understanding not only of the original text, but also of the poet's vision of Rome, history, and humanity
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
873/.01
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6825
LC item number
.H493 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3, S. J. Heyworth & J. H. W. Morwood
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-307) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Vergil's poetic career, life, and times : Life and times -- The Eclogues -- The Georgics -- 2. THe Aeneid: a synopsis -- 3. Intertexts and influences : Homer -- Tragedy -- Hellenistic poetry -- Latin poetry -- 4. Style -- 5. Context and themes -- 6. Metre, scansion, and versification -- 7. Text and transmission -- 8. Glossary -- Maps : The voyage of Aeneas -- The Aegean Sea -- The Ionian Sea: western Greece and south Italy -- Aeneid 3 -- Commentary -- Appendix of major intertexts -- Bibliography -- Index -- Index of passages cited, discussed, or scanned -- Index of Latin words
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 327 pages
Isbn
9780198727828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)965347210
Label
A commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3, S. J. Heyworth & J. H. W. Morwood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-307) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Vergil's poetic career, life, and times : Life and times -- The Eclogues -- The Georgics -- 2. THe Aeneid: a synopsis -- 3. Intertexts and influences : Homer -- Tragedy -- Hellenistic poetry -- Latin poetry -- 4. Style -- 5. Context and themes -- 6. Metre, scansion, and versification -- 7. Text and transmission -- 8. Glossary -- Maps : The voyage of Aeneas -- The Aegean Sea -- The Ionian Sea: western Greece and south Italy -- Aeneid 3 -- Commentary -- Appendix of major intertexts -- Bibliography -- Index -- Index of passages cited, discussed, or scanned -- Index of Latin words
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 327 pages
Isbn
9780198727828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)965347210

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