Book/Printed Material Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1-299 : Latin text, study questions, commentary and interpretative essays

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Title

  • Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1-299 : Latin text, study questions, commentary and interpretative essays

Summary

  • "Love and tragedy dominate book four of Virgil's most powerful work, building on the violent emotions invoked by the storms, battles, warring gods, and monster-plagued wanderings of the epic's opening. Destined to be the founder of Roman culture, Aeneas, nudged by the gods, decides to leave his beloved Dido, causing her suicide in pursuit of his historical destiny. A dark plot, in which erotic passion culminates in sex, and sex leads to tragedy and death in the human realm, unfolds within the larger horizon of a supernatural sphere, dominated by power-conscious divinities. Dido is Aeneas' most significant other, and in their encounter Virgil explores timeless themes of love and loyalty, fate and fortune, the justice of the gods, imperial ambition and its victims, and ethnic differences. This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study questions, a commentary, and interpretative essays. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Ingo Gildenhard's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both A2 and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Virgil's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought."--Publisher's website.

Names

  • Virgil.
  • Gildenhard, Ingo, 1970-

Created / Published

  • Cambridge, United Kingdom : Open Book Publishers, [2012]

Contents

  • ""Half-title Page ""; ""Title Page ""; ""Copyright Page ""; ""Dedication Page ""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""1. Preface""; ""2. Latin Text""; ""3. Study Questions""; ""4. Commentary""; ""5. Interpretative Essays""; ""5.1 Content and Form""; ""5.2 Historiographical Dido""; ""5.3 Allusion""; ""5.4 Religion""; ""Bibliography""; ""A. Texts""; ""B. Recent Translations""; ""C. Modern Commentaries ""; ""D. Introductions""; ""E. Secondary Literature ""

Headings

  • -  Aeneas--(Legendary character)--In literature
  • -  Epic poetry, Latin--History and criticism

Genre

  • Electronic books

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-307).
  • -  Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Open Book Publishers website ; viewed on 2020-04-27).

Medium

  • 1 online resource (307 pages) : color map

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PA6801.A6

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019452797

Reproduction Number

  • 22573/ctt5n0cf2

Rights Advisory

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  • Unrestricted online access

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  • image
  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Virgil, and Ingo Gildenhard. Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1-299: Latin text, study questions, commentary and interpretative essays. [Cambridge, United Kingdom: Open Book Publishers, 2012] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019452797/.

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Virgil & Gildenhard, I. (2012) Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1-299: Latin text, study questions, commentary and interpretative essays. [Cambridge, United Kingdom: Open Book Publishers] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019452797/.

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Virgil, and Ingo Gildenhard. Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1-299: Latin text, study questions, commentary and interpretative essays. [Cambridge, United Kingdom: Open Book Publishers, 2012] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019452797/>.