An introduction to Virgil"s "Aeneid"
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Published by Oxford U.P. in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Virgil,
  • Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature,
  • Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism,
  • Rome in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[by] W. A. Camps.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA6825 .C36
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 164 p.
Number of Pages164
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4959094M
ISBN 100198720238
LC Control Number76424692

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Description This book is geared primarily to students approaching the Aeneid for the first time. It attempts, through discussion of a wide variety of topics, to convey a balanced impression of the nature of the poem as a whole. An appendix includes a version of and ancient Life of Virgil and information about the ancient commentary on him. The Aeneid also universalizes Roman experience, ideals, and aspirations. The Aeneid represents a pivotal point in western literature: Virgil drew on the whole of Greek and Latin literature to create this epic. He expanded the range of the Latin epic, using elements from most types of late classical literature, while refining the linguistic and metrical possibilities of the epic genre. This book is geared primarily to students approaching the Aeneid for the first time. It attempts, through discussion of a wide variety of topics, to convey a balanced impression of the nature of the poem as a whole. An appendix includes a version of and ancient Life of Virgil and information about the ancient commentary on him. The Aeneid is an epic poem in twelve books or chapters, written by the Roman poet, Virgil ( B.C.), between 30 B.C. and 19 B.C. It tells the story of the Trojan warrior, Aeneas, in the aftermath of the Trojan War. During the sack of Troy, Aeneas fled the city with his father, Anchises, and his son, Ascanius.

Oct 01,  · Introducing Virgil’s Aeneid Introduction. In this free course, you will learn about Virgil’s Aeneid, an epic poem about the origins of the Roman people. The Romans regarded the Aeneid as their great national epic, and it had enormous influence over later writers and thinkers. The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It comprises 9, lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war Country: Roman Republic. 4 BkII Aeneas Sees Helen BkII Aeneas is Visited by his Mother Venus The Aeneid Introduction. Today, when we think of ancient epic poems (OK, maybe if we think of ancient epic poems – but we at Shmoop mean to change that), we tend to think of the big three: the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer, and the Aeneid by Virgil. There are some obvious reasons why we group these three poems together.

The Aeneid is an epic poem by Virgil that was first published around 19BC. Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. Virgil begins with "Wars and a man I sing " and says that he will tell the story of Aeneas, who has fled from Troy and is fated to eventually reach Latium in Italy, where he will found the race that will one day build Rome. But Aeneas's journey is made difficult by the gods, and in . A summary of Book I in Virgil's The Aeneid. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Aeneid and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. And in the Aeneid, Virgil’s poem about the origins of Rome, though his hero, Aeneas, and the Trojan invaders of Italy are to build the city from which Rome will eventually be founded, there is a constant.