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The Gods in Epic: Poets and Critics of the Classical Tradition
Abbreviations Introduction 1. The Critics: beginnings, and a synthesis 2. Apollonius' Argonautica 3. From Greece to Rome: Naevius and Ennius 4. Vergil's Aeneid 5. Ovid's Metamorphoses 6. Epic ofExpand
Literature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs
Preface Introduction 1. Belief 2. Myth 3. Divinity 4. Ritual 5. Epilogue: knowledge Bibliography Index.
History and revelation in Vergil's underworld
Vergil's parade of heroes, a panegyric that becomes a threnody, is an odd blend. It is framed by an elaborate quasi-philosophical eschatology, whose relation to the parade is problematical. Much ofExpand
The Reconciliations of Juno
The reconciliation between Juno and Jupiter at the end of the Aeneid (12. 791–842) forms the cap to the divine action of the poem. The scene is conventionally regarded as the resolution of theExpand
‘Stat Magni Nominis Umbra.’ Lucan on the Greatness of Pompeius Magnus
At the age of twenty-five, Gn. Pompeius acquired the spectacular cognomen of Magnus. According to Plutarch ( Pomp. 13), the name came either from the acclamation of his army in Africa, or at theExpand
Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature
Virgil, Ovid, Cicero, Horace and other authors of ancient Rome are so firmly established in the Western canon today that the birth of Latin literature seems inevitable. Yet, as Denis Feeney, theExpand
The Taciturnity of Aeneas
Aeneas' speech of defence before Dido ( A. 4. 333–61) is the longest and most controversial he delivers. Although by no means typical, it can open up some revealing perspectives over the rest of theExpand
All editors who place a mark of punctuation within these lines (the great majority) put a comma after tibicen; a few leave them unpunctuated, but say nothing about the construction. It thereforeExpand