Virgil Aeneid VIII: A Selection

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Author: Keith Maclennan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474271928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-level (Group 3) prescription of Virgil's Aeneid VIII, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for lines 86?279 and 558?584, along with a detailed introduction. Book VIII of the Aeneid is remarkable for the diversity of its subject matter. Aeneas travels upriver to the site where Rome will be founded. He meets King Evander, who tells him the dramatic story of Hercules and Cacus and shows him round 'Rome' before it is Rome. Aeneas' mother makes new armour for him and at the end of the book we see him brandishing the shield whose centrepiece is the triumph of Augustus. The OCR selection focuses on Evander and Hercules, and concludes with the fatal moment when Aeneas takes Evander's son Pallas to war. Its vivid narrative, human characters and larger-than-life heroes and villains are compelling reading.

Virgil Aeneid X: A Selection

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Author: Christopher Tanfield

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474266126

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 1955

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Virgil's Aeneid X, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for lines 215?250, 260?307, 362?398 and 426?542. A detailed introduction covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. In Book X, the story moves from a council of the gods, via a depiction of Aeneas's return by sea to his beleaguered Trojan camp, to a bloody field of battle. We see Aeneas for the first time as a heroic warrior, but also afflicted by the searing pain of loss as the young son of his new ally, entrusted to him by his father, is killed. Aeneas is for now cheated of his revenge, a revenge which is the preoccupation of the rest of the poem. He does, however, slay the son of a champion of the opposition and then the champion himself, in scenes which re-emphasise that pain. The heart of the book, where Aeneas and his allies join the fray, constitutes the OCR selection. It is an immensely powerful confrontation between violence and compassion, cruelty and nobility.

Selections from Virgil Aeneid VIII

An Edition for Intermediate Students

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Author: Keith MacLennan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 150135034X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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This is the first intermediate-student edition of a selection from Virgil's Aeneid VIII. Lines 86–279 and 558–584 are included as Latin text with an accompanying commentary and vocabulary. Focusing on a deliberately concise extract from the original, this edition is designed to be manageable for students reading the text for the first time while also perfectly encapsulating the interest of the longer work and inspiring further study of it. A detailed introduction explains points of historical and stylistic interest. Book VIII of the Aeneid is remarkable for the diversity of its subject matter. Aeneas travels upriver to the site where Rome will be founded. He meets King Evander, who tells him the dramatic story of Hercules and Cacus and shows him round 'Rome' before it is Rome. Aeneas' mother makes new armour for him and at the end of the book we see him brandishing the shield whose centrepiece is the triumph of Augustus. The selection presented here focuses on Evander and Hercules, and concludes with the fatal moment when Aeneas takes Evander's son Pallas to war. Its vivid narrative, human characters and larger-than-life heroes and villains are compelling reading.

Virgil: Aeneid VIII

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Author: Keith Maclennan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472529219

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 7438

Book VIII of the Aeneid presents a crucial turning point in the mythological foundation of Rome, with clear political resonances for the future Augustan regime. Set on the verge of war between the Latins and Aeneas' Trojan forces, it describes Aeneas' visit to the future site of Rome, where he enlists the help of the Arcadian King Evander for the forthcoming war.In confirmation of the gods' support for Aeneas, his mother Venus presents her son with new armour, including a shield depicting key events in the future history of Rome. Their climax is Augustus' victory at Actium over the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. This new edition makes the Latin text accessible to students, with commentary notes providing ample linguistic help, explanation of difficult words and phrases, a glossary of grammatical and literary terminology, and a full list of vocabulary and proper names. The in-depth introduction sets the work in its literary and historical context, and provides an overview of Virgil's metrical and stylistic points.

Bescheidene Grösse

die Herrschergestalt, der Kaiserpalast und die Stadt Rom : literarische Reflexionen monarchischer Selbstdarstellung

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Author: Claudia Klodt

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525252369

Category: History

Page: 138

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Omeros

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Author: Derek Walcott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446182998

Category:

Page: 343

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Select epigrams of Martial ...

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Author: Martial,Edward Douglas Cleverly Lake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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Madness Unchained

A Reading of Virgil's Aeneid

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Author: Lee Fratantuono

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739112373

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 427

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The book aims at providing a coherent guide to the entirety of Virgil's Aeneid, with analysis of every scene and, in some cases, every line of crucial passages. The book tries to provide a guide to the vast bibliography and scholarly apparatus that has grown around Virgil studies (especially over the past century), and to offer some critical study of what Virgil's purpose and intent may have been in crafting his response to Augustus' political ascendancy in Rome, Rome's history of near-constant civil strife, and the myths of Rome's origins and their conflicting Trojan, Greek, and native Italian origins.

The Ballad of the White Horse

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Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898708905

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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A reproduction of G.K. Chesterton's "The Ballad of the White Horse" that is accompanied by Robert Austin's woodcuts and a thorough introduction to the epic poem.

Ich, Claudius, Kaiser und Gott

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Author: Robert von Ranke-Graves

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843708037

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Claudius, Kaiser wider Willen, der im Herzen ein überzeugter Demokrat geblieben ist, von seiner vierten Frau, Agrippina, der Mutter Neros, vergiftet - seinem Schicksal nicht entging: Dieser Herrscher ist im Urteil der Zeitgenossen schlecht weggekommen. Von Ranke Graves unternimmt mit seinem Werk eine Art historische Ehrenrettung. Er würdigt Claudius als einen besonnenen, klugen Monarchen der, aus einer Laune heraus auf den Thron gesetzt, regieren musste und konnte. Das klassische Meisterwerk des amüsant-ironischen Romans lässt auf spannende und unterhaltsame Weise die römische Geschichte wieder lebendig werden und weicht dabei nie von den historischen Fakten ab. Ein berühmt gewordenes, in 16 Sprachen übersetztes Buch mit einer deutschen Gesamtauflage von über 1 Million Exemplaren.

Why Vergil?

A Collection of Interpretations

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Author: Stephanie Quinn

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865164185

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 451

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Offers forty-three classic essays and poems on the Roman poet.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.