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The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years

The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years

Jan M. Ziolkowski Michael C.J. Putnam
3.3/5 (13 ratings)
This indispensable anthology gathers texts and translations that cover major aspects of the Virgilian tradition from the Roman poet’s own lifetime to the year 1500. Unprecedented in scope, the book presents a vast compendium of materials that illuminate how poets, teachers, students, and common folk responded to Virgil and his poetry. The volume offers a brief commentary on each text, many of which are translated into English for the first time.
The book begins with a chronological survey of Virgil’s influence upon writers from Augustan Rome to Renaissance Italy. There follow detailed reviews of biographies of Virgil, of how his writings were received and used, and of how the poet was envisaged and explained through the centuries. The final section focuses on the tradition of legends associated with Virgil.
Language
English
Pages
1128
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Yale University Press
Release
March 11, 2008
ISBN
0300108222
ISBN 13
9780300108224

The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years

Jan M. Ziolkowski Michael C.J. Putnam
3.3/5 (13 ratings)
This indispensable anthology gathers texts and translations that cover major aspects of the Virgilian tradition from the Roman poet’s own lifetime to the year 1500. Unprecedented in scope, the book presents a vast compendium of materials that illuminate how poets, teachers, students, and common folk responded to Virgil and his poetry. The volume offers a brief commentary on each text, many of which are translated into English for the first time.
The book begins with a chronological survey of Virgil’s influence upon writers from Augustan Rome to Renaissance Italy. There follow detailed reviews of biographies of Virgil, of how his writings were received and used, and of how the poet was envisaged and explained through the centuries. The final section focuses on the tradition of legends associated with Virgil.
Language
English
Pages
1128
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Yale University Press
Release
March 11, 2008
ISBN
0300108222
ISBN 13
9780300108224

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