Darkness Visible: A Study of Vergil's Aeneid

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W. R. Johnson confronts the inherent (and much commented upon) melancholy of Vergil s poem, and gives us an interpretation as brilliant and as it is original. He questions accepted readings that emphasize Vergil s faith in empire. Instead, he points to Vergil s multiple allegories, his lyrical and enigmatic style, and the ways in which Vergil teaches us about darkness. Using close readings and comparisons to Homer, Johnson reveals how wise and moving the "Aeneid" can be. No poet, he writes, not Dante himself, has imagined ...

Darkness Visible: A Study of Vergil's "Aeneid" 2015, University of Chicago Press, Chicago

ISBN-13: 9780226252230

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Darkness Visible: A Study of Vergil's Aeneid 1976, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520038486

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Darkness Visible: A Study of Vergil's Aeneid 1976, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520029422

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