Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries: Incerti Auctoris Aetna Series Number 2
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Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries: Incerti Auctoris Aetna Series Number 2

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The Aetna is something of a curiosity: a didactic poem on the nature and causes of volcanic activity. In antiquity it was ascribed by some to Virgil; modern scholars reject this and, although unable to agree upon a date, favour the first century A.D. The text itself presents many problems in reading and interpretation, arising partly from corruptions in the manuscripts, partly from obscurities in the subject-matter. These difficulties are increased by the nature of the author's style: it is terse and elliptical, and at the same time loaded with scientific detail and mythological allusion. Dr Goodyear's edition provides a long introduction, a text with critical apparatus, a commentary, bibliography and indexes. The text is more reliable than any published hitherto.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15mm | 330g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521604346
  • 9780521604345
  • 1,496,769

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; Text and critical apparatus; Commentary; Bibliography; Indices.
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