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Epic and empire
in medio classis aeratas, Actia bella, cernere erat, totumque instructo Marte uideres feruere Leucaten auroque effulgere fluctus. hinc Augustus agens Italos in proelia Caesar cum patribus populoque,Expand
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Virgil's Double Cross: Chiasmus and the Aeneid
Virgil's historical experience of Rome's civil wars shapes episodes and larger frames of chiastic reversal in the Aeneid. He plots out the twin aristeiai of Aeneas and Turnus in Book 12.500-53 as oneExpand
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Expectation and Prematurity in Milton's "Nativity Ode"
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  • History
  • Modern Philology
  • 1 November 1999
The inaugural poem of Milton's career, On the Morning of Christ's Nativity, tells the story of great expectations that fail to be realized in the way that they are initially projected. Much isExpand
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Milton, Waller, and the Fate of Eden
Palaces of Enchantment: the 1516 Orlando Furioso
This essay re-examines the relationship of Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso (1516) to the predecessor poem it continues and completes, Matteo Maria Boiardo’s Orlando Innamorato (1482–3; 1495). It focuses onExpand
From the Literature
While attention has been focused on the avian spread of H5N1 influenza, there have also been multiple outbreaks of H7 influenza in poultry in Eurasia and North America. As with the H5 viruses, theExpand