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    DescriptionWritten by eminent scholar David O. Ross, this guide helps readers to engage with the poetry, thought, and background of Virgil's great epic, suggesting both the depth and the beauty of Virgil's poetic images and the mental images with which the Romans lived. * Guides readers through the complexity of Virgil's poetic style and imagery * All extracts are translated, with original Latin given when necessary * Provides useful historical and social context in which to understand the poem as it was viewed in its time * Includes short introductions to important topics such as Roman religion and the Roman concept of 'character' * Features a helpful appendix which clarifies how to read and hear the poem's Latin hexameter


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    Title
    Virgil's "Aeneid"
    Subtitle
    A Reader's Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David O. Ross
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 223 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405159739
    ISBN 10: 1405159731
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC22: 873/.01, 873.01
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000, LIT004190
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PA6825 .R66 2007
    Thema V1.0: DSC, NHDA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    18 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    David O. Ross is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Michigan. He is author of Style and Tradition in Catullus (1969), Backgrounds to Augustan Poetry: Gallus, Elegy, and Rome (1975), and Virgil's Elements: Physics and Poetry in the Georgics (1987).
    Review quote
    "I believe that everyone-professional academic, student, or layperson-will benefit from Ross's lyrical and insightful reading of Vergil's great poem." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, March 2009) "The book says a great many things that need to be said, or said again. It does not seek controversy and avoids much that is easily available elsewhere. What it does say is largely familiar, even comfortable, but it is well said, clear, detailed, moderate." (New England Classical Journal, February 2009) "Beautifully conceived and nuanced guide...the depth, sensitivity, and accessibility of the volume make it worthy companion to its predecessors. Ross explicates...with exquisite care and clarity." (Choice) "The ideas and arguments presented in this work are thought provoking." (Journal of Classics Teaching)
    Back cover copy
    Written by eminent scholar David O. Ross, this guide helps readers to engage with the poetry, thought, and background of Virgil's great epic, suggesting both the depth and the beauty of Virgil's poetic images and the mental images with which the Romans lived. The book discusses in detail important illustrative passages in their poetic, historical, and intellectual contexts. Ross includes short introductions to key topics such as Roman religion and the Roman concept of "character," as well as a valuable appendix that clarifies how to read and hear the poem's Latin hexameter. This expertly written guide is an indispensable companion for anyone reading "Virgil's Aeneid" for the first time, in Latin or translation, and for readers seeking a deeper understanding of this classic epic poem.
    Table of contents
    Contents. Preface. Introduction. 1 Virgil's Hero. 2 The Victims. 3 Fate and the Gods. 4 Virgil's Troy. 5 Rome, the rerum imago. 6 Virgil, His Life and Works. Appendix: The Latin Hexameter. Index