Virgil: Greek SciencePaperback New Surveys in the Classics
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- Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
- Format: Paperback | 136 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 229mm x 8mm | 204g
- Publication date: 1 April 2006
- Publication City/Country: Oxford
- ISBN 10: 0199223424
- ISBN 13: 9780199223428
- Edition: 1
- Sales rank: 1,017,284
In this volume Philip Hardie provides an introduction to Virgil's three major works, a survey of changing critical approaches to the poems during the twentieth century, and a bibliographical guide for further study. A final section on style, language and metre offers a case-study in a close reading of a section of the Aeneid. The book communicates a sense of why reading Virgil matters and how the study of this author is always open to new ideas and fresh insights. No knowledge of Latin is presumed.
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'Successfully communicates a sense of why reading Virgil matters and how the study of this author is always open to new ideas and fresh insights.' Journal of Roman Studies
Table of contents
1. Introduction; 2. The Eclogues; 3. The Georgies; 4. The Aeneid; 5. Style, Language, Metre; Bibliographical Note; Select Bibliography; About the Author; Index; Index of Chief Passages Discussed.