Virgil: Aeneid: Book 12

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Book XII brings Virgil's Aeneid to a close, as the long-delayed single combat between Aeneas and Turnus ends with Turnus' death - a finale that many readers find more unsettling than triumphant. In this, the first detailed single-volume commentary on the book in any language, Professor Tarrant explores Virgil's complex portrayal of the opposing champions, his use and transformation of earlier poetry (Homer's in particular) and his shaping of the narrative in its final phases. In addition to the linguistic and thematic commentary, the volume contains a substantial introduction that discusses the larger literary and historical issues raised by the poem's conclusion; other sections include accounts of Virgil's metre, later treatments of the book's events in art and music, and the transmission of the text. The edition is designed for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students and will also be of interest to scholars of Latin literature.
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Richard Tarrant is Pope Professor of Latin in the Department of Classics at Harvard University. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and a Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. At Harvard he has been honored with the Levenson Prize for undergraduate teaching, a Harvard College Professorship and a Phi Beta Kappa Prize for excellence in teaching.

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Cambridge University Press
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Published on
Jul 26, 2012
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Pages
375
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ISBN
9781316101650
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Ancient / General
Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
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Rome's great Epic poet has inspired readers and writers for centuries. This collection offers eReaders multiple translations of Virgil's works, as well as the original Latin texts and a special dual English/Latin version of 'The Aeneid'. This Delphi edition is a MUST for all lovers of literature. (6MB Version 1)

Features:

* multiple translations - 6 translations of 'The Aeneid'
* includes Gavin Douglas' medieval Scots translation (1513) - the first ever translation of 'The Aeneid' appears here for the first time in digital print!
* both verse and prose translations of 'The Aeneid', allowing you to explore different interpretations of the Ancient poet's work
* concise introductions to the texts, offering valuable contextual information
* every translation has its own Table of Contents, enabling you to navigate between the different texts with ease
* includes a special dual text translation of 'The Aeneid' - with line by line Latin/ English, aiding scholars with their reading of the Latin text
* special Latin pronunciation page - now you can read and hear the true sound of Virgil's 2000 year-old poetry!
* includes 'The Eclogues' and 'The Georgics' - Virgil's early pastoral poetry
* many beautiful images charting Virgil's influence on the artistic world
* even includes the original Latin texts of Virgil's three extant works, each with its own contents table
* scholarly ordering of texts, with a front no-nonsense Master table of contents
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CONTENTS:

The Translations
THE ECLOGUES
THE ECLOGUES - GREENOUGH'S TRANSLATION
THE GEORGICS
THE GEORGICS - GREENOUGH'S TRANSLATION
THE AENEID
ANEID - 6 TRANSLATIONS

Dual Latin and English Text
THE AENEID - VIRGIL AND MORRIS

The Original Latin Texts
PRONOUNCING LATIN
ECLOGA
GEORGICON
AENEID
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