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Virgil: Aeneid Book XII

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  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521313636

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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.

    • The first detailed single-volume commentary on the book in any language, with a freshly constituted Latin text
    • The introduction and commentary are suitable for use with upper-level undergraduates and graduate students and offer an up-to-date assessment of the book in its broader literary and historical context
    • Discusses Virgil's metre, a topic not specifically dealt with in other recent Virgilian commentaries
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    "..Tarrant's good (very good, in places) commentary deserves an ample readership."
    --Nicholas Horsfall, New England Classical Journal

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    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521313636
    • length: 371 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 139 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    P. Vergili Maronis Aeneidos liber dvodecimvs
    Commentary.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Cultural and Diversity
    • Epic Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean
    • Fourth-Semester Latin
    • Latin
    • Roman Epic
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    Virgil

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    Richard Tarrant, Harvard University, Massachusetts
    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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