A Companion to Vergil's Aeneid and its Tradition (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Vergil's Aeneid and its Tradition (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Joseph Farrell (editor), Michael C. J. Putnam (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Vergil s Aeneid and itsTradition presents a collection of original interpretive essaysthat represent an innovative addition to the body of Vergilscholarship. * Provides fresh approaches to traditional Vergil scholarship andnew insights into unfamiliar aspects of Vergil's textualhistory * Features contributions by an international team of the mostdistinguished scholars * Represents a distinctively original approach to Vergilscholarship

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Joseph Farrell is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of several books and papers on Latin literature, including Vergil's Georgics and the Traditions of Ancient Epic (1991), Latin Language and Latin Culture from Ancient to Modern Times (2001), and the forthcoming Juno's Aeneid: Narrative, Metapoetics, Dissent. Michael C. J. Putnam is MacMillan Professor of Classics and Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Brown University. His works include Maffeo Vegio: Short Epics (2004), Poetic Interplay: Catullus and Horace (2006), and The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years (with Jan Ziolkowski, 2008)


Illustrations viii

Notes on Contributors x

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvi

Note on References xvii

Introduction 1 Joseph Farrell and Michael C.J. Putnam

PART I The Aeneid in Antiquity 11

1 Vergil's Library 13 Damien P. Nelis

2 On First Looking into Vergil's Homer 26 Ralph Hexter

3 The Development of the Aeneas Legend 37 Sergio Casali

4 Aeneas' Sacral Authority 52 Vassiliki Panoussi

5 Vergil's Roman 66 J.D. Reed

6 Vergil, Ovid, and the Poetry of Exile 80 Michael C.J. Putnam

7 The Unfinished Aeneid? 96 James J. O'Hara

8 The Life of Vergil before Donatus 107 Fabio Stok

PART II Medieval and Renaissance Receptions 121

9 Vergil and St. Augustine 123 Garry Wills

10 Felix Casus: The Dares and Dictys Legends of Aeneas 133 Sarah Spence

11 Vergil in Dante 147 Rachel Jacoff

12 Marvelous Vergil in the Ferrarese Renaissance 158 Dennis Looney

13 Spenser's Vergil: The Faerie Queene and the Aeneid 173 Philip Hardie

14 The Aeneid in the Age of Milton 186 Henry Power

15 Practicing What They Preach? Vergil and the Jesuits 203 Yasmin Haskell

16 The Aeneid from the Aztecs to the Dark Virgin: Vergil, NativeTradition, and Latin Poetry in Colonial Mexico from Sahagun'sMemoriales (1563) to Villerias' Guadalupe (1724) 217 Andrew Laird

17 Vergil and Printed Books, 1500 1800 234 Craig Kallendorf

PART III The Aeneid in Music and the Visual Arts 251

18 Vergil and the Pamphili Family in Piazza Navona, Rome253 Ingrid Rowland

19 Visual and Verbal Translation of Myth: Neptune in Vergil,Rubens, and Dryden 270 Reuben A. Brower

20 The AEneas of Vergil: A Dramatic Performance Presented in theOriginal Latin by John Ogilby 290 Kristi Eastin

21 Empire and Exile: Vergil in Romantic Art 311 David Blayney Brown

22 Laocoons 325 Glenn W. Most

23 Vergil in Music 341 William Fitzgerald

PART IV The American Aeneid 353

24 Vergil and the Early American Republic 355 Carl J. Richard

25 Why Did American Women Read the Aeneid? 366 Caroline Winterer

26 Vergil in the Black American Experience 376 Michele Valerie Ronnick

27 Vergil and Founding Violence 391 Michele Lowrie

28 Figuring the Founder: Vergil and the Challenge of Autocracy404 Joy Connolly

PART V Modern Reactions to the Aeneid 419

29 Classic Vergil 421 Kenneth Haynes

30 Vergil's Detractors 435 Joseph Farrell

31 Mind the Gap: On Foreignizing Translations of the Aeneid449 Susanna Morton Braund

32 Vergil's Aeneid and Contemporary Poetry 465 Karl Kirchwey

Bibliography 482

Index 531

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/04/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405175777
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 584
  • ID: 9781405175777
  • weight: 1136
  • ISBN10: 140517577X

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