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Virgil's Aeneid

Cosmos and Imperium

Virgil's Aeneid( )
Editor: Hardie, Philip
Author: Virgil Staff,
Series title:Clarendon Paperbacks Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-814691-9
Publication Date:Jun 1989
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Imprint:Clarendon Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $86.00
Book Description:

This book explores Virgil's poetic and mythical transformation of Roman imperialist ideology. The Romans saw an analogy between the ordered workings of the natural universe and the proper functioning of their own expanding empire; between orbis and urbs. In combining this cosmic imperialismwith the military and panegyrical themes proper to epic, Virgil draws on a number of traditions: the notion that the ideal poet is a cosmologer; the use of allegory to extract natural-philosophical...
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Book Details
Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
Literary Criticism / Poetry
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.382 x 8.424 x 0.975 Inches
Book Weight:1.188 Pounds



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