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The Cambridge Companion to Virgil
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    Shockley, Gordon E. and Frank, Peter M. 2010. Virgil’s Aeneas as the Quintessential Social Entrepreneur: Juxtaposing Selections from Epic Poetry and Entrepreneurship Theory to Teach Social Entrepreneurship. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Vol. 23, Issue. sup1, p. 769.


Book description

Virgil became a school author in his own lifetime and the centre of the Western canon for the next 1800 years, exerting a major influence on European literature, art, and politics. This Companion is designed as an indispensable guide for anyone seeking a fuller understanding of an author critical to so many disciplines. It consists of essays by seventeen scholars from Britain, the USA, Ireland and Italy which offer a range of different perspectives both traditional and innovative on Virgil's works, and a renewed sense of why Virgil matters today. The Companion is divided into four main sections, focussing on reception, genre, context, and form. This ground-breaking book not only provides a wealth of material for an informed reading but also offers sophisticated insights which point to the shape of Virgilian scholarship and criticism to come.


‘ … highly successful for both a specialist and non-specialist audience. Classical scholars will find much to think about … and their students will find [this] invaluable.’

Source: The Times Literary Supplement

‘Awareness of the importance of Virgil’s reception is growing among Latinist, thanks in no small measure to the work of the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Virgil, Charles Martindale, and the fruitful results of this awareness are regularly on display in the collection … Classical scholars will find much to think about … and their students will find it invaluable. [The] book contains chapters that will launch a thousand essays. One may only hope that non-classicists will also be encouraged to explore the worlds of Virgil’

Source: The Times Literary Supplement

‘ … not only an important new resource for those approaching Virgil for the first time, but it also affords a useful overview of the current state of Virgilian research … I can recommend this book to anyone interested in Virgil.’

Source: Classics Ireland

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