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An Introduction to Virgil's "Aeneid"


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Preliminary; Story and its subject: Rome; Hero: Aeneas; Secondary heroes: Dido and Turnus; Higher powers: Fate and the Gods; Principles of structure: continuity and symmetry; Poetic expression: language and sensibility; Making the story: fusion of the legend of Aeneas' coming to Italy with matter from Iliad and Odyssey; Making an episode: fusion of inherited materials exemplified in the 6th book; Echoes of history; Relevant and irrelevant associations. Conclusion; Appendices


'The work deserves to be edited, and Cauchi has done the task impeccably... An edition which -deservedly- will never be superseded'. Colin Burrow, Journal of Roman Studies.

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