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The Humanness of Heroes: Studies in the Conclusion of Virgil's Aeneid

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The Humanness of Heroes: Studies in the Conclusion of Virgil's Aeneid - Putnam, Michael
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The author, a distinguished classical scholar, sheds new light on the controversial ending of one of the most acclaimed epic poems in the Western tradition, Virgil's Aeneid. Examining the savage rampage upon which Aeneas embarks in the tenth book of the poem, Putnam traces the sources and manifestations of the hero's emotions, and concludes with a detailed reading of the poem's closing lines. An epilogue surveys the relationship between Virgil's denouement and aspects of Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Twain's Huckleberry ...

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The Humanness of Heroes: Studies in the Conclusion of Virgil's Aeneid 2011, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam

ISBN-13: 9789089643476

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