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Oxford Readings in Vergil's Aeneid by S. J. (Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Corpus Christi College, Oxford) Harrison


Oxford Readings in Vergil's Aeneid by S. J. (Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Corpus Christi College, Oxford) Harrison

This collection of essays provides a number of recent and classic papers on Vergil's Aeneid covering a wide range of topics. It is intended to be a supplement to standard reading for undergraduate courses in ancient epic poetry, and Vergil in particular. Special attention has been paid to including useful essays from sources which are rare, out of print, or otherwise difficult to obtain, although care has also been taken to include material which is regularly specified on reading lists. The essays presented here are all in English, but Dr. Harrison has attempted to maintain a broad overview of 20th century Vergilian criticisms. Work in other languages is mentioned in his introduciton, which is a general survey of literature on the Aenied since 1900, and contains much additional bibliographical material.


'Dr. S.J. Harrison ... has given us the most ambitious of this series , and he is to be congratulated for the great detail of lexicographical, historical, geographical, ethnographical, and other material here presented. This is a book that all Virgilian scholars will need to own and consult, on any of these points, and also for what it can teach them about general Latin usage.'
Vergilius, Volume 38

'all readers will learn much from H. ... Readers already familiar with H.'s work will expect meticulous scholarship and close attention to detail; they will not be disappointed. The introduction is written in a commendably clear style and is a model of common sense.'

.E. Hill, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, The Classical Review, Volume XLIII, No. 2, 1993 `has the benefit of a lucid and well-balanced introductory survey by Stephen Harrison ... All the pieces in it are worth reading.
Greece and Rome

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Publication date

26th April 1990


S. J. (Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Corpus Christi College, Oxford) Harrison

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Clarendon Press an imprint of Oxford University Press


488 pages


Literary studies: poetry & poets
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