Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1-299: Latin Text, Study Questions, Commentary and Interpretative Essays

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Love and tragedy dominate book four of Virgil's most powerful work, building on the violent emotions invoked by the storms, battles, warring gods, and monster-plagued wanderings of the epic's opening. Destined to be the founder of Roman culture, Aeneas, nudged by the gods, decides to leave his beloved Dido, causing her suicide in pursuit of his historical destiny. A dark plot, in which erotic passion culminates in sex, and sex leads to tragedy and death in the human realm, unfolds within the larger horizon of a supernatural ...

Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1-299: Latin Text, Study Questions, Commentary and Interpretative Essays 2012, Open Book Publishers, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781909254152

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Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1-299: Latin Text, Study Questions, Commentary and Interpretative Essays 2012, Open Book Publishers

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