Aeneid: Bk. 12 (Latin Texts New edition)

Aeneid: Bk. 12 (Latin Texts New edition)

By: Virgil (author), W.S. Maguinness (volume_editor)Paperback

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This edition, originally published in 1953 in the admirable Methuen Classical Texts series, has been maintained in print by Bradda Books. This longevity is deserved; for it remains a very fine edition, manageable at different levels of attainment. Maguinness had chiefly in mind students at sixth-form or early university level but, for the benefit of less practised students taking GCSE or in their second year of Latin bugun at University, he wisely included a Vocabulary (marked with syllable lengths to tie in with his very useful section on scansion and reading aloud) and a considerable amount of fairly elementary linguistic matter in the Notes. The Introduction gives an outline of the background knowledge needed by a beginner in Virgilian studies. For a succinct and always level-headed approach to the "Aeneid," this remains a splendid edition - one for which more advanced Virgilians still have every reason to be thankful; and Book XII gives an excellent flavour of the whole epic and the meaning of its constantly enigmatic closure.

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W.S Maguinness was Professor of Latin at King's College, University of London.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1998
  • ISBN13: 9781853992445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 162
  • ID: 9781853992445
  • weight: 168
  • ISBN10: 1853992445
  • edition: New edition

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