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Author Conte, Gian Biagio, 1941-

Title The poetry of Pathos : studies in Virgilian epic / Gian Biagio Conte ; edited by S.J. Harrison
Published Oxford, UK ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (250 pages)
Contents Introduction / Stephen Harrison -- The Virgilian paradox : an epic of drama and pathos -- Anatomy of a style : enallage and the new sublime -- Aristaeus, Orpheus, and the Georgics : once again -- The strategy of contradiction : on the dramatic form of the Aeneid -- Defensor Vergilii : Richard Heinze on Virgil's epic technique -- Towards a new exegesis of Virgil : reconsiderations and proposals -- The meeting of stylistics and textual criticism -- Proems in the middle
Summary A collection of essays on Virgil's Aeneid by a celebrated scholar and interpreter of Latin poetry. Gian Biaggio Conte focuses on the way in which Virgil reworks earlier poetry (especially that of Homer) to create a new and effective mode of epic in a period when the genre appeared to be debased or exhausted. - ;This volume presents a collection of pieces from a celebrated world-class scholar and interpreter of Latin poetry, focusing on the interpretation of Virgil's Aeneid. It forms the sequel to two widely influential earlier books on Virgil by the same author and translates and adds to a co
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-243) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Virgil -- Criticism and interpretation.
Virgil. Aeneis.
Virgil. Georgica.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Harrison, S. J.
ISBN 019153689X (electronic bk.)
9780191536892 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
Other Titles Virgilio, l'epica del sentimento. English