The Cambridge Companion to Virgil, Paperback Book

The Cambridge Companion to Virgil Paperback

Edited by Charles (University of Bristol) 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.




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