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The Cambridge Companion to Virgil

The Cambridge Companion to Virgil

2nd Edition

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Charles Martindale, Duncan F. Kennedy, Richard Tarrant, Scott McGill, Gillian Clark, Don Fowler, Sergio Casali, Fabio Stok, Colin Burrow, L. B. T. Houghton, William W. Batstone, Elena Theodorakopoulos, James E. G. Zetzel, Susanna Braund, Joseph Farrell, Philip Hardie, Victoria Moul, James J. O'Hara, Helen Lovatt, Alessandro Barchiesi, Ellen Oliensis, Fiachra Mac Góráin, Fiona Cox, Genevieve Liveley
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  • Publication planned for: May 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from May 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316621349

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  • The poet Virgil remains the most significant and influential figure in Latin literature, and this expanded and updated Companion covers his life, work, and reception from antiquity to the present. The Aeneid, the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the Appendix Vergiliana are all discussed, as are art, history, politics, and philosophy; Virgil's literary style is carefully explored along with poetic traditions before and since, and chapters engage with his poems and their reception from perspectives including intertextuality, narratology, gender theory, philology and historicism. Leading authors cover topics from translations and commentaries to genre, authority, and characterisation, providing revised and updated recommendations for further reading. This volume is an accessible introduction to Virgil and his legacy for students and teachers, while also providing wide-ranging and in-depth investigations that will appeal to scholars of classical literature and other disciplines.

    • An expanded and updated edition of this well-established and successful Companion, offering new insights into Virgil and his work
    • Chapters address Virgil's poetry and its reception from antiquity to the present day
    • Leading scholars provide accessible introductions to topics and explore future avenues for research and study
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: May 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316621349
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 23 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from May 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: 'the classic of all Europe' Charles Martindale
    Part I. Receptions:
    2. Modern receptions and their interpretative implications: the case of T. S. Eliot Duncan F. Kennedy
    3. Aspects of Virgil's reception in antiquity Richard Tarrant
    4. The Appendix Vergiliana Scott McGill
    5. Augustine's Virgil Gillian Clark
    6a. The Virgil commentary of Servius Don Fowler (revised by Sergio Casali and Fabio Stok)
    6b. Postclassical commentary Sergio Casali and Fabio Stok
    7. Virgil in English translation Colin Burrow
    8. Virgils from Dante to Milton Colin Burrow
    9. Virgil in art L. B. T. Houghton
    Part II. Forms:
    10. Green politics: the Eclogues Charles Martindale
    11. Virgilian didaxis: value and meaning in the Georgics William W. Batstone
    12. Virgilian epic Duncan F. Kennedy
    13. Closure and the Book of Virgil Elena Theodorakopoulos
    Part III. Contexts:
    14. Poetry and power: Virgil's poetry in a contemporary context Richard Tarrant
    15. Rome and its traditions James E. G. Zetzel
    16. Virgil and the cosmos: religious and philosophical ideas Susanna Braund
    17. Virgil's intertextual personae Joseph Farrell
    18. Virgil and tragedy Philip Hardie
    Part IV. Themes:
    19. Virgil as a poet Victoria Moul
    20. Virgil's style James J. O'Hara
    21. Character in Virgil Helen Lovatt
    22a. Virgilian narrative: storytelling Don Fowler (revised by Alessandro Barchiesi)
    22b. Virgilian narrative: ecphrasis Alessandro Barchiesi
    23. Sons and lovers: sexuality and gender in Virgil's poetry Ellen Oliensis
    24. Authority Fiachra Mac Góráin
    Envois:
    25. The death of Virgil Fiona Cox
    26. Virgil: the future? Fiachra Mac Góráin
    Dateline compiled by Genevieve Liveley.

  • Editors

    Charles Martindale, University of Bristol
    Charles Martindale is Emeritus Professor of Latin at the University of Bristol. His work focuses on Latin poetry (including Virgil), reception studies, English/Classics relationships, and aesthetics, and he has published five authored or co-authored books and twelve edited or co-edited volumes, among them the 5-volume Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature. A special issue of Classical Receptions Journal was devoted to his pioneering work Redeeming the Text (1993).

    Fiachra Mac Góráin, University College London
    Fiachra Mac Góráin is Associate Professor of Classics at University College London. He has published extensively on Virgil and his reception and is regularly invited to speak about him in various countries around the world. He has also engaged in consultancy work for the BBC.

    Contributors

    Charles Martindale, Duncan F. Kennedy, Richard Tarrant, Scott McGill, Gillian Clark, Don Fowler, Sergio Casali, Fabio Stok, Colin Burrow, L. B. T. Houghton, William W. Batstone, Elena Theodorakopoulos, James E. G. Zetzel, Susanna Braund, Joseph Farrell, Philip Hardie, Victoria Moul, James J. O'Hara, Helen Lovatt, Alessandro Barchiesi, Ellen Oliensis, Fiachra Mac Góráin, Fiona Cox, Genevieve Liveley

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