This edition is part of a new series of commentaries on the Aeneid. Each volume is edited by a scholar of Roman epic and designed with the needs of today's college Latin students in mind. A two-volume edition of all books in the Aeneid will be derived from the series.This is Book Four in the series.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 45.36g
- 15 Sep 2011
- Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
- MA, United States
- Bilingual edition
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]"
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 Death and the Optimistic Prophecy in Vergil's Aeneid (Princeton 1990), True Names: Vergil and the Alexandrian Tradition of Etymological Wordplay (Ann Arbor 1996), and Inconsistency in Roman Epic: Studies in Catullus, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid and Lucan (Cambridge 2007).