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Virgil The Aeneid

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ISBN-10: 052135952X

ISBN-13: 9780521359528

Edition: 1994

Authors: Philip Hardie, Virgil, P. E. Easterling, Richard Hunter, E. J. Kenney

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Aeneid IX marks the beginning of the full-scale narrative of the war between the Trojans and Turnus Italians which occupies the last quarter of the epic. Two days during which Turnus launches a siege-assault on the Trojan camp while Aeneas is absent are separated by the nocturnal interlude of the ill-fated expedition of the romantic young Trojans Nisus and Euryalus. In this, the first major single-volume commentary in English on the book, Dr Hardie explores Virgils transformation of Homeric models of battle narrative in the service of contemporary Roman ideology. The volume includes a detailed linguistic and thematic commentary on the text, and an introduction consisting of a series of…    
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List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/10/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua. He attended school at Cremona and Mediolanum (Milan), then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and finally completed his studies in Naples. He entered literary circles as an "Alexandrian," the name given to a group of poets who sought inspiration in the sophisticated work of third-century Greek poets, also known as Alexandrians. In 49 BC Virgil became a Roman citizen. After his studies in Rome, Vergil is believed to have lived with his father for about 10 years, engaged in farm work, study, and writing poetry. After the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C.E. Virgils property…    

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in…    

Introduction
The place of book IX in the second half of the Aeneid
The structure of book IX
Links with other books
Reworking Homer
Cities and sieges; solidarity and division
Young men at war; defining the epic hero; Trojans and Italians
Turnus
Homeric gods and Roman religion; knowledge human and divine; recognition
The Nisus and Euryalus episode; P. Vergili Maronis Aeneidos Liber IX
Commentary
Indexes