By Francis Cairns

An exam of the most characters within the Aeneid - Aeneas himself, Dido and Turnus - within the gentle of Virgil's modern Augustan political and literary ideology. The characters and the plot and incident of the epic are noticeable as embodying and exemplifying first the traditional beliefs of kingship and harmony, and moment the Roman self-identification as right away 'Italian' and 'Trojan', and eventually as reflecting the literary self-evaluation of the Augustan age. within the literary sector, Virgil's family members with modern Roman elegy, with early Greek lyric and, most crucial, with Homer, are studied and reevaluated. Virgilian students and scholars of Augustan literature more often than not will locate this ebook of curiosity to them.

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