Servius' Commentary on Book Four of Virgil's Aeneid

An Annotated Translation

Author: Christopher Michael McDonough,Richard E. Prior,Mark Stansbury

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865165149

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 156

View: 6702

A unique tool for scholars and teachers, this translation and commentary, on facing pages with the original Latin, allows easy access to Servius' seminal work on one of the most widely-read books of the Aeneid: Book 4. -- Introduction on the life of Servius, the textual tradition -- Latin text of Vergil's Aeneid, Book 4, with Servius' commentary beneath it -- Facing-page translation of both Vergil and Servius -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Facsimile of the 1536 edition of Servius' commentary on Book 4

Madness Unchained

A Reading of Virgil's Aeneid

Author: Lee Fratantuono

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739122426

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 427

View: 6869

The book aims at providing a coherent guide to the entirety of Virgil's Aeneid, with analysis of every scene and, in some cases, every line of crucial passages. The book tries to provide a guide to the vast bibliography and scholarly apparatus that has grown around Virgil studies (especially over the past century), and to offer some critical study of what Virgil's purpose and intent may have been in crafting his response to Augustus' political ascendancy in Rome, Rome's history of near-constant civil strife, and the myths of Rome's origins and their conflicting Trojan, Greek, and native Italian origins.

Aeneid 3

Author: Christine G. Perkell

Publisher: Focus


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 179

View: 9244

This book is part of a series of individual volumes covering Books 1-6 of Vergil's Aeneid. Each book includes an introduction, notes, bibliography, commentary and glossary, and is edited by an Vergil scholar. This is Book Three in the series.

Aeneid Book VI

A New Verse Translation

Author: Seamus Heaney,Virgil

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374104190

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 1212

A masterpiece from one of the greatest poets of the century In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the significance of the poem to his writing, noting that "there's one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas's venture into the underworld. The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years--the golden bough, Charon's barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father." In this new translation, Heaney employs the same deft handling of the original combined with the immediacy of language and sophisticated poetic voice as was on show in his translation of Beowulf, a reimagining which, in the words of James Wood, "created something imperishable and great that is stainless--stainless, because its force as poetry makes it untouchable by the claw of literalism: it lives singly, as an English language poem."

Virgil: Aeneid IV

Author: Virgil,

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472538730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 3190

In Book IV of Virgil's "Aeneid", one of the most studied books of that epic poem, Dido, queen of Carthage, is inflamed by love for Aeneas. The goddesses Juno and Venus plot to unite them, and their 'marriage' is consummated in a cave during a hunt. However, Jupiter sends Mercury to remind Aeneas of his duty, and the hero departs despite Dido's passionate pleas. At the end of the book, Dido commits suicide. This classic edition of the Latin text of Book IV replaces the long-serving edition by Gould and Whiteley, making this book more accessible to today's students and taking account of the most recent scholarship and critical approaches to Virgil. It includes a substantial introduction, annotation to explain language and content, and a comprehensive vocabulary.

Virgil's Aeneid

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 163

View: 9335

A collection of six critical essays on Virgil's epic poem, arranged in chronological order of original publication.

Virgil's Ascanius

Imagining the Future in the Aeneid

Author: Anne Rogerson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107115396

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 4006

Offers a fresh interpretation of Virgil's Aeneid via a detailed study of its child hero, Ascanius, young son of Aeneas.


Author: Virgil

Publisher: N.A



Page: 486

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Author: James K. Lowers,James Lamar Roberts

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780822000181

Category: Study Aids

Page: 107

View: 9517

Includes the texts, the source, and introduction to interpretations, summaries and commentaries, and review questions.

The Anxiety of Influence

A Theory of Poetry

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195112214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

View: 4641

Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence has cast its own long shadow of influence since it was first published in 1973. Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between tradition and the individual artist. Although Bloom was never the leader of any critical "camp," his argument that all literary texts are a response to those that precede them had an enormous impact on the practice of deconstruction and poststructuralist literary theory in this country. The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature and has sold over 17,000 copies in paperback since 1984. Written in a moving personal style, anchored by concrete examples, and memorably quotable, Bloom's book maintains that the anxiety of influence cannot be evaded--neither by poets nor by responsible readers and critics. This second edition contains a new Introduction, which explains the genesis of Bloom's thinking and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past twenty years.criticism of the past twenty years. Here, Bloom asserts that the anxiety of influence comes out of a complex act of strong misreading, a creative interpretation he calls "poetic misprision." The influence-anxiety does not so much concern the forerunner but rather is an anxiety achieved in and by the story, novel, play, poem, or essay. In other words, without Keats's reading of Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth, we could not have Keats's odes and sonnets and his two Hyperions. Given the enormous attention generated by Bloom's controversial The Western Cannon, this new edition is certain to find a readymade audience among the new generation of scholars, students, and layreaders interested in the Bloom cannon.

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476790159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 6640

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

The Remains of the Day

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307576187

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 681

The universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. Here is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

The Essential Aeneid

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603840613

Category: Poetry

Page: 248

View: 1654

Stanley Lombardo's deft abridgment of his 2005 translation of the Aeneid preserves the arc and weight of Virgil's epic by presenting major books in their entirety and abridged books in extended passages seamlessly fitted together with narrative bridges. W. R. Johnson's Introduction, a shortened version of his masterly Introduction to that translation, will be welcomed by both beginning and seasoned students of the Aeneid, and by students of Roman history, classical mythology, and Western civilization.

Hamlet, William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Spark Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781411403154

Category: Kings and rulers in literature

Page: 84

View: 5905

Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes books contain complete plot summaries and analyses, key facts about the featured work, analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and explanations of important quotations.

Classical Comedy

Author: Aristophanes,Menander,Plautus,Terence

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141959487

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 4655

From the fifth to the second century BC, innovative comedy drama flourished in Greece and Rome. This collection brings together the greatest works of Classical comedy, with two early Greek plays: Aristophanes' bold, imaginative Birds, and Menander's The Girl from Samos, which explores popular contemporary themes of mistaken identity and sexual misbehaviour; and two later Roman comic plays: Plautus' The Brothers Menaechmus - the original comedy of errors - and Terence's bawdy yet sophisticated double love-plot, The Eunuch. Together, these four plays demonstrate the development of Classical comedy, celebrating its richness, variety and extraordinary legacy to modern drama.

Modern Critical Interpretations Set, 83-Volumes

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780791096864

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 977

" Presents important and scholarly criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature" The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism" Contains notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index" Introductory essay by Harold Bloom

Word Order and Expressiveness in the "Aeneid"

Author: Paolo Dainotti

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110401126

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 7203

This full-length book on Virgil’s style aims to clarify an important aspect of poetry; namely, the relationship between word order and expressiveness. Through offering a detailed analysis of selected passages of the Aeneid and other hexametric poetry that clearly shows a stylistically motivated use of the various figures, the author provides an effective tool for evaluating and fully appreciating the expressiveness of the word order.

Aeneid 2

Author: Randall Toth Ganiban

Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company

ISBN: 9781585102266

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 175

View: 1584

This book is part of a series of individual volumes covering Books 1-6 of Vergil's Aeneid. Each book will include an introduction, notes, bibliography, commentary and glossary, and be edited by an expert in the field. These individual volumes will form a combined Vol 1-6 book as well.

Edward II, Christopher Marlowe


Author: Jill Barker,Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780582431614


Page: 136

View: 2015

'York Notes Advanced' offer an accessible approach to English Literature. This series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, 'York Notes Advanced' introduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.