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Title:
Aeneid VII-XII ; Appendix Vergiliana
Author:
Virgil.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Aeneis. Liber 7-12. English & Latin. 2000
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
590 pages ; 17 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Uniform Title:
Appendix Vergiliana. English & Latin.
ISBN:
9780674995864
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This revised edition gives an improved reading of the great Roman poet that reflects current idiom.


Author Notes

Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua. He attended school at Cremona and Mediolanum (Milan), then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and finally completed his studies in Naples. He entered literary circles as an "Alexandrian," the name given to a group of poets who sought inspiration in the sophisticated work of third-century Greek poets, also known as Alexandrians. In 49 BC Virgil became a Roman citizen.

After his studies in Rome, Vergil is believed to have lived with his father for about 10 years, engaged in farm work, study, and writing poetry. After the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C.E. Virgil¿s property in Cisalpine Gaul, was confiscated for veterans. In the following years Virgil spent most of his time in Campania and Sicily, but he also had a house in Rome. During the reign of emperor Augustus, Virgil became a member of his court circle and was advanced by a minister, Maecenas, patron of the arts and close friend to the poet Horace. He gave Virgil a house near Naples.

Between 42 and 37 B.C.E. Virgil composed pastoral poems known as Bucolic or Eclogues and spent years on the Georgics. The rest of his life, from 30 to 19 B.C., Virgil devoted to The Aeneid, the national epic of Rome, and the glory of the Empire. Although ambitious, Virgil was never really happy about the task.

Virgil died in 19 B. C.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Aeneid
Book VII
Book VIII
Book IX
Book X
Book XI
Book XII
Appendix Vergiliana
Introduction
Bibliography
Dirae Lydia Culex Copa Ciris
Catalepton Priapea Moretum
Index

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