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Virgil's Aeneid : A Critical Description {SECOND IMPRESSION WITH CORRECTIONS}

Quinn, Kenneth

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ISBN 10: 0710029683 / ISBN 13: 9780710029683
Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, LLC, London, England, United Kingdom, 1968
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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"The aim of this book is to help all who approach the poem seriously {in Latin of in English} to read it with discerning appreciation. This is not a handbook, nor is it a commentary: it is a critical description, from a number of aspects, of a poetic structure. A detailed analysis of the twelve books is preceded by a preliminary exploration of the poem's central purpose, a careful reconstruction of the historical and artistic circumstances, and a description of the main outlines of the poem's structure; two further chapters provide a discussion of a number of theoretical problems {in particular the theory of the 'exploitation of form'} and an analysis of the verbal fabric." This book has 448 pages. The text contains NO internal marks whatsoever. Bookseller Inventory # 043549

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Title: Virgil's Aeneid : A Critical Description {...

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul, LLC, London, England, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Second Printing

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Virgil's Aeneid: a Critical Description

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Kenneth Quinn was a fellow of St John's College, Cambridge and later became Professor of Classics in the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is author of The Catullan Revolution (1959; repr. BCP, 1999), Latin Explorations (Routledge, 1963) and standard editions of Catullus' Poems (1970) and of Horace: Odes (1980).

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