By Richard F. Thomas

This e-book examines the ideological reception of Virgil at particular moments long ago millennia. It specializes in the emperor Augustus within the poetry of Virgil, detects within the poets and grammarians of antiquity seasoned- and anti-Augustan readings, reports Dryden's 1697 Royalist translation, and likewise naive American translation. It scrutinizes nineteenth-century philology's rewriting or excision of troubling readings, and covers readings by means of either supporters and rivals of fascism and nationwide Socialism. ultimately it examines how successive a while have made the Aeneid comply with their upbeat expectancies of this poet.

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