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Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Nicholas Horsfall


This is a posthumous selection of 42 articles from the 150 which Nicholas Horsfall (1946–2019) wrote over a span of fifty years. Horsfall was prodigiously learned and, although best known for his five massive and dauntingly erudite commentaries on Virgil, was both a Latinist and a Romanist; the selection exemplifies the wide range of his interests and the coherence of his approach. Many of the Virgilian papers, which form the majority of the selection, are classics, and all of them command attention. This Virgilian concentration does not detract, however, from the extreme interest and value of ... More

Keywords: Latin literature, Roman history, Virgil, Roman culture, Roman society, Latin poetry, Augustan society, primitive Italy, Augustan propaganda, Latin poets

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198863861
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198863861.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Horsfall, author
formerly Honorary Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University, UK

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