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Aeneid 1Â 6

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The first of a two-volume edition of Vergil's Aeneid, Aeneid 1-6 is part of a new series of Vergil commentaries from Focus, designed specifically for college students and informed by the most up-to-date scholarship. The editors, who are scholars of Roman epic, not only provide grammatical and syntantical aid in translating and navigating the complexities of Vergil's Latin, but also elucidate the stylistic and interpretive issues that enhance and sustain readers' appreciation of the Aeneid. Editions of individual Aeneid books with expanded comments and general vocabulary of each book are also being made available by Focus. FEATURES: The complete Books 1-6 in Latin with the most up-to-date notes and commentary by today's leading scholars of Roman epic; A general introduction to the entire volume that sets forth the literary, cultural, political, and historical background necessary to interpret and understand Vergil; Book commentaries that include: an introduction to each book, as well as shorter introductions to major sections to help frame salient passages for students; line-by-line notes providing grammatical and syntactical help in translating, discussion of the most up-to-date scholarship, and explanations of literary references that help students make connections between Vergil and Homer; Appendix on meter clearly and helpfully demonstrating the metrical concepts employed in the Aeneid with actual examples from the text, giving students the framework for understanding Vergil's poetic artistry; Glossary on rhetorical, syntactic, and grammatical terms that aids students in identifying and discussing the characteristic elements of Vergil's style.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 534 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 680.39g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English, Latin
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • map
  • 1585102148
  • 9781585102143
  • 251,341

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"The new Vergil commentaries from Focus are an exciting resource for almost anyone reading the Aeneid in Latin. . . . The editors recognize that developing core reading skills and involving students in the interpretive questions raised by the poem are not separate objectives. This recognition has resulted in commentaries that enticingly present basic information in a wider setting of observation and enquiry. . . . All in all, the Focus series balances simplicity and subtlety, reminding students at all levels that increasing technical precision and stretching one's interpretive curiosity are--fundamentally--one endeavor." - Antonia Syson, Purdue University [Teaching Classical Languages (CAMWS) Volume 1.1, Fall 2012]show more

About Joseph Farrell

General Editor: Randall T. Ganiban is Professor of Classics at Middlebury College in Vermont. He has taught there since 1996 and specializes in Roman epic. Contributing Editors: Joseph Farrell is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored and edited numerous books on Vergil and Latin language and culture. Patricia A. Johnston has been teaching Latin, Greek, and classical mythology at Brandeis University since 1975. She is past president of the Vergilian Society. James O'Hara is the George L. Paddison Professor of Latin at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of several books on Vergil and Roman epic. Christine Perkell is Professor of Classics at Emory University. She has published numerous works on reading Vergil, various aspects of Vergil's poetics, and of lamentation in epic poetry.show more

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Vergil, Aeneid Books 1-6 is the first of a two-volume commentary on Vergil's epic designed specifically for today's Latin students. These editions navigate the complexities of Vergil's text and elucidate the stylistic and interpretive issues that enhance and sustain appreciation of the Aeneid. Editions of individual books of the Aeneid with expanded comments and vocabulary are also available from Focus Publishing. Features: - Up-to-date notes and commentary by leading scholars of Roman epic - A general introduction to the entire volume covering the literary, cultural, political, and historical background - Introductions to each book - Line-by-line notes providing grammatical and syntactical help and explanations of literary references - Appendix on meter with examples from the text - Glossary on rhetorical, syntactic, and grammatical termsshow more

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