Patterns of Redemption in Virgil's Georgics

Patterns of Redemption in Virgil's Georgics

by Llewelyn Morgan
Patterns of Redemption in Virgil's Georgics

Patterns of Redemption in Virgil's Georgics

by Llewelyn Morgan

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Overview

This book is a study of one of the most famous poems of Roman literature, Virgil's Georgics. By close reading of selected passages in the poem it seeks to understand the work in terms of the cultural and political upheavals that were afflicting Rome at the time of its composition. The poem, it argues, constitutes an audacious attempt to explain and justify the violent civil wars that had recently brought Octavian (the future Augustus, with whom Virgil was closely associated) to power in Rome.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521155120
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/14/2011
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Prima ab Origine: 1. The Old Man of the Sea; 2. Aristeia; Part II. Mirabile Dictu: 3. Ox and paradox; 4. Poeta creatus; Postscript: Sphragis; Appendix I. Proteus and Proteus; Appendix II. 4.400; Appendix III. Sparsere per agros.
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