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Poem Attributed to Vergil

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ISBN-10: 0521606993

ISBN-13: 9780521606998

Edition: N/A

Authors: R. O. A. M. Lyne, James Diggle, Neil Hopkinson, Jonathan Powell, Michael Reeve

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The Ciris is a mythological narrative poem on the legend of Scylla and Nisus, and is an outstanding example of the epyllion genre - miniture epics, of which there must have been many from Catullus onwards. Late sources in Antiquity and inferior manuscript tradition attributed this poem to Vergil, and the possibility of Vergilian authorship has been discussed since the Renaissance. Dr Lyne has reassessed the manuscript authorities for the Ciris and here presents a new and better text of the poem with apparatus criticus. In his introduction and commentary he provides a complete account of the Ciris: its manuscripts, its style and language, the poet's treatment of the Scylla myths, his…    
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Book details

List price: $79.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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