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    DescriptionAt the time of this book's first publication in 1999, orthodoxy interpreted the Georgics as a statement of profound ambivalence towards Octavian and his claim to be Rome's saviour after the catastrophe of the civil wars. This book takes issue with the model of the subtly subversive poet. It argues that in the turbulent political circumstances which obtained at the time of the poem's composition, Virgil's preoccupation with violent conflict has a highly optimistic import. Octavian's brutal conduct in the civil wars is subjected to a searching analysis, but is ultimately vindicated, refigured as a paradoxically constructive violence analogous to blood sacrifice or Romulus' fratricide of Remus. The vindication of Octavian also has strictly literary implications for Virgil. The close of the poem sees Virgil asserting his mastery of the Homeric mode of poetry and the providential world-view it was thought to embody.


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    Title
    Patterns of Redemption in Virgil's Georgics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Llewelyn Morgan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 266
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521651660
    ISBN 10: 0521651662
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
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    Ingram Subject Code: LC
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    B&T General Subject: 495
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    LC classification: PA6804.G4 M67 1999
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    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    27 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "This is clearly a learned book and I have learned a lot from reading it..." Robert Cramer, Universitaet Bonn, email
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Part I. Prima ab Origine: 1. The Old Man of the Sea; 2. Aristeia; Part II. Mirabile Dictu: 3. Ox and paradox; 4. Poeta creatus; Postscript: Sphragis; Appendix I. Proteus and Proteus; Appendix II. 4.400; Appendix III. Sparsere per agros.