Virgil Aeneid XII

ISBN-10: 0521313635

ISBN-13: 9780521313636

Edition: 2012

Authors: Richard Tarrant
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Description: Book XII brings Virgil's Aeneid to a close, as the long-delayed single combat between Aeneas and Turnus ends with Turnus' death – a finale that many readers find more unsettling than triumphant. In this, the first detailed single-volume commentary on the book in any language, Professor Tarrant explores Virgil's complex portrayal of the opposing champions, his use and transformation of earlier poetry (Homer's in particular) and his shaping of the narrative in its final phases. In addition to the linguistic and thematic commentary, the volume contains a substantial introduction that discusses the larger literary and historical issues raised by the poem's conclusion; other sections include accounts of Virgil's metre, later treatments of the book's events in art and music, and the transmission of the text. The edition is designed for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students and will also be of interest to scholars of Latin literature.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 371
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Introduction
P. VERGILI MARONIS AENEIDOS LIBER DVODECIMVS
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