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The Poetry of Pathos: Studies in Virgilian Epic

Gian Biagio Conte and S. J. Harrison


This volume presents a collection of pieces from a celebrated world-class scholar and interpreter of Latin poetry, focusing on the interpretation of Virgil's Aeneid. It forms the sequel to two widely influential earlier books on Virgil by the same author and translates and adds to a collection of papers published in Italian in 2002. Its central concern is the way in which Virgil reworks earlier poetry (especially that of Homer) at the most detailed level to produce very broad literary and emotional effects. Through detailed scholarly analysis, the book explores a central issue in Virgilian stu ... More

Keywords: Latin poetry, Virgil, Aeneid, Homer, literary effects, emotional effects, epic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199287017
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287017.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gian Biagio Conte, author
Professor of Latin Literature, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
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S. J. Harrison, editor
Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Corpus Christi College, and Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, University of Oxford

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1 Introduction by Stephen Harrison

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2 The Virgilian Paradox: An Epic of Drama and Pathos

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3 Anatomy of a Style: Enallage and the New Sublime

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4 Aristaeus, Orpheus, and the Georgics: once again

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8 The Meeting of Stylistics and Textual Criticism

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9 Proems in the Middle

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