The Complete Critical Assembly

The Complete Critical Assembly : The Collected White Dwarf (and GM, and GMI) SF Review Columns

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This new collection of essays, commissioned from a range of scholars across the world, takes as its theme the reception of Rome's greatest poet in a time of profound cultural change. Amid the rise of Christianity, the changing status of the city of Rome, and the emergence of new governing classes, Vergil remained a bedrock of Roman education and identity. This volume considers the different ways in which Vergil was read, understood and appropriated; by poets, commentators, Church fathers, orators and historians. The introduction outlines the cultural and historical contexts. Twelve chapters dedicated to individual writers or genres, and the contributors make use of a wide range of approaches from contemporary reception theory. An epilogue concludes the volume.show more

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  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 161 x 237 x 26mm | 703g
  • COSMOS BOOKS (PA)
  • Holicog, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 158715398X
  • 9781587153983
  • 1,244,638

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