The Virgil Encyclopedia

The Virgil Encyclopedia

By: Jan M. Ziolkowski (editor), Richard F. Thomas (editor)Hardback

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This is the first comprehensive English langage reference volume on Virgil, a poet whose works and thoughts have been at the center of Western literary, cultural, artistic, and pedagogical traditions for more than two millennia. * Complements existing Virgil works by providing readers of all levels an approachable point of entry intry into further Virgil studies * Offers in-depth treatment of all aspects of Virgil s poetry, including the Greek and Roman literary traditions that inform his three great collections, the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, and the reception of Virgil's oeuvre in literature, art, and music down through the ages * Brings together over 350 contributors who are leading scholars in various periods of literary and cultural studies * Comprises over 2,200 entries organized in A-Z format Winner of the 2017 Alexander G. McKay Book Prize for the best book in Vergilian studies bestowed by The Vergilian Society. Also available on Wiley Online Library. For sample content and information on online access, visit

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Richard F. Thomas is George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics at Harvard University. His books include Lands and Peoples in Roman Poetry: The Ethnographical Tradition (1982), a two-volume commentary on Virgil s Georgics (1988), Reading Virgil and his Texts (1999), Virgil and the Augustan Reception (2001), and a commentary on Horace, Odes 4 and Carmen Saeculare (2011). Jan M. Ziolkowski is Director of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC, and Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University. His books include Nota Bene: Reading Classics and Writing Songs in the Early Middle Ages (2007); Fairy Tales from Before Fairy Tales: The Medieval Latin Past of Wonderful Lies (2007); The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years, co-edited with Michael C. J. Putnam (2008); and Solomon and Marcolf (2008).


List of Entries viii List of Illustrations xxxi Contributors xxxvi Preface lxv Notes to the Reader lxviii Acknowledgments lxxi Acknowledgments for Illustrations lxxii Abbreviations lxxiii Volume I The Virgil Encyclopedia A E 1 468 Volume II The Virgil Encyclopedia F Pe 469 994 Volume III The Virgil Encyclopedia Ph Z 995 1410 Stylistic Terms Appendix 1411 Timeline 1419 Index of Virgil Citations 1431 General Index 1447

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781405154987
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1600
  • ID: 9781405154987
  • weight: 2680
  • ISBN10: 1405154985

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