The Cambridge Companion to Virgil Paperback
Edited by Charles Martindale
Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series
Virgil became a school author in his own lifetime and the centre of the Western canon for the next 1800 years, exerting a major influence on European literature, art, and politics.
This Companion is designed as an indispensable guide for anyone seeking a fuller understanding of an author critical to so many disciplines.
It consists of essays by seventeen scholars from Britain, the USA, Ireland and Italy which offer a range of different perspectives both traditional and innovative on Virgil's works, and a renewed sense of why Virgil matters today.
The Companion is divided into four main sections, focussing on reception, genre, context, and form.
This ground-breaking book not only provides a wealth of material for an informed reading but also offers sophisticated insights which point to the shape of Virgilian scholarship and criticism to come.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 406 pages, 25 b/w illus.
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 02/10/1997
- Category: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
- ISBN: 9780521498852