Virgil's Iliad: An Essay on Epic Narrative

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This is a book about Virgil's Aeneid, especially the second half of the poem, are explores in some detail Virgil's use of Homer's Iliad. The author's main purpose is to try to re-establish the value and importance of books VII-XII of the Aeneid, which he argues, far from constituting a falling off from the more familiar earlier books, Aeneid VII-XII presents a continuous epic narrative of sustained power, planned and executed on the largest scale and offering a structural unity which matches that of its great model. His ...

Virgil's Iliad: An Essay on Epic Narrative 1985, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521287562

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Virgil's Iliad: An Essay on Epic Narrative 1985, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521245043

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