Virgil - eBook
Virgil - eBook  -     By: R. Alden Smith
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781444351545
ISBN-13: 9781444351545
Series: Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World

Publisher's Description

Virgil offers undergraduates, graduate students and generalreaders a comprehensive and carefully balanced introduction to theworks and literary reception of Virgil.
  • Offers a fresh, comprehensive introduction to Virgil intranslation
  • Explores the historical context in which Virgil wrote andlived
  • Discusses the manuscript tradition of Virgil
  • Traces the poet’s literary influence on later authors andhis impact on the arts
  • Includes suggestions for further readings

Author Bio

R. Alden Smith is Professor of Classics at Baylor University. He is the author of Poetic Allusion and Poetic Embrace in Ovid and Virgil (1998) and The Primacy of Vision and Virgil’s Aeneid (2005), as well as many articles on Latin and Greek poetry and Greek epigraphy.

Editorial Reviews

“The real gem of this book comes in Chapter 6, where Smithoffers a wonderfully concise and comprehensible overview of theVergilian manuscripts with examples of textual problems that heteases out carefully to show why and how editors emend; teacherswho wish to introduce textual criticism to advanced Latin studentsor to explain how Vergil got from ancient Rome to modern readerswill find this section a superb resource . . . Chapter 8 closes thevolume with ample suggestions for further reading that will beespecially useful for those teaching Vergil for the first time,including much readily accessible material that can be used to fillthose gaps in Smith’s book that will present difficulties tonewcomers to Vergil and Classical literature.” (Classical Journal,  1 December 2012)

"Overall this is a highly successful volume ... He is to becommended on producing a sensitive, sensible, and thoroughly usefulbook that will be of great help to students, teachers, and thosewho would like to gain insights on Vergilian matters andscholarship." (Vergilius, 2011)

"The present book contains eight chapters, one of the mostvaluable of which is a handsomely illustrated guide to theVirgilian manuscript tradition that constitutes a welcome primerwith useful analyses of several textual cruces ... While volumes ofthis sort have little to offer seasoned scholars, S.'s book will beof interest and use to students of Virgil at all levels. The moreexperienced, too, will care to see how a gifted Virgilian treatsboth familiar problems and less travelled Maronian byways." (TheClassical Review, 2011)

"Smith has written a guide that should become a standard for thenext generation of Vergilian readers." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review,11 June 2011)

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