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Title

  • The Aeneid.

Summary

  • This book is the first printed work of the new Ukrainian literature written in the popular language. It introduced to the world the Ukrainian people with their history, language, traditions, faith, and ethical and aesthetic views, drawing upon materials derived from the social life of Ukraine of the late 18th--early 19th centuries. The work is based on The Aeneid, the epic poem by the Roman poet Virgil (circa 70--19 BC), but the author, Ivan Petrovych Kotlyarevsky, transforms Virgil's ancient heroes into Ukrainian cossacks. The author used a poetic form that was new for that time: decasyllabic strophe of iambic tetrameter with right rhyme interchange. The work met with great success among contemporary readers and led to the displacement of the old bookish language by the new Ukrainian folk language. At its beginning, the edition has a dedication that reads: "To those who love Malorussian words." At the end is a Ukrainian--Russian dictionary compiled by O.K. Kamenetzky, entitled "Collection of Malorussian Words." Malorussian (literally "little Russian") was a term used in the Russian Empire, now obsolete, to denote the Ukrainian language and people. This is one of five copies of the first edition of Èneida (The Aeneid) of 1798 held by the V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine.

Names

  • Kotli︠a︡revsʹkyĭ, Ivan Petrovych, 1769--1838 Author.
  • Virgil, 70 BCE-19 BCE Associated Name.

Created / Published

  • Saint Petersburg : M. Parpura, 1798.

Headings

  • -  Ukraine
  • -  1700 to 1798
  • -  Civilization
  • -  Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • -  Ukrainian language
  • -  Ukrainian literature
  • -  Ukrainian poetry

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 170 pages.
  • -  Reference extracted from World Digital Library: Wolodomyr T. Zyla, "A Ukrainian Version of the 'Aeneid': Ivan Kotljarevs'kj's 'Enejida'," Classical Journal, 67, number 3 (February--March 1972).
  • -  Original resource at: V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine.
  • -  Content in Ukrainian.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666619

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Kotli︠A︡RevsʹKyĭ, Ivan Petrovych, 1769, and 70 Bce-19 Bce Associated Name Virgil. The Aeneid. Saint Petersburg: M. Parpura, 1798. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666619/.

APA citation style:

Kotli︠A︡RevsʹKyĭ, I. P. & Virgil, 7. B. B. A. N. (1798) The Aeneid. Saint Petersburg: M. Parpura. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666619/.

MLA citation style:

Kotli︠A︡RevsʹKyĭ, Ivan Petrovych, 1769, and 70 Bce-19 Bce Associated Name Virgil. The Aeneid. Saint Petersburg: M. Parpura, 1798. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666619/>.