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Short Epics

Short Epics

Maffeo Vegio Michael C.J. Putnam
4.5/5 (6 ratings)
Maffeo Vegio was the outstanding Latin poet of the first half of the fifteenth century. This volume includes Book XIII of Vergil's Aeneid, Vegio's famous continuation of the Roman epic, which was extremely popular in the later Renaissance, printed many times and translated into every major European language . It also contains three other epic works: Astyanax, based on an episode in the Iliad; The Golden Fleece ; and Antonias, a short epic based on the life of Saint Anthony of Egypt. Antonias is the first Christian epic of the Renaissance, a precursor of Milton's Paradise Lost. This volume contains the first modern editions of the Latin text of Antonias and Astyanax.
Language
English
Pages
184
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Release
July 30, 2004
ISBN
0674014839
ISBN 13
9780674014831

Short Epics

Maffeo Vegio Michael C.J. Putnam
4.5/5 (6 ratings)
Maffeo Vegio was the outstanding Latin poet of the first half of the fifteenth century. This volume includes Book XIII of Vergil's Aeneid, Vegio's famous continuation of the Roman epic, which was extremely popular in the later Renaissance, printed many times and translated into every major European language . It also contains three other epic works: Astyanax, based on an episode in the Iliad; The Golden Fleece ; and Antonias, a short epic based on the life of Saint Anthony of Egypt. Antonias is the first Christian epic of the Renaissance, a precursor of Milton's Paradise Lost. This volume contains the first modern editions of the Latin text of Antonias and Astyanax.
Language
English
Pages
184
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Release
July 30, 2004
ISBN
0674014839
ISBN 13
9780674014831

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