Download e-book for iPad: The Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a by Philip Hardie

By Philip Hardie

ISBN-10: 052141542X

ISBN-13: 9780521415422

ISBN-10: 052142562X

ISBN-13: 9780521425629

This brief publication is a learn of the epic culture of the early Roman empire and particularly of the epic poems of Ovid, Lucan, Statius, Valerius Flaccus and Silius Italicus. It explores the use they made up of Virgil's Aeneid, an epic interpreted not only as a monument to the heroic building of the principate, but additionally as a challenging textual content that challenged succeeding epic poets to a remodeling of the problems that it dramatised: the potential for setting up an enduring age of peace, the relation among strength and the sacred, the problems of distinguishing among reliable and its evil parodies, anxiousness approximately imperial and poetic succession. the writer attracts on sleek serious and theoretical techniques to argue for the power and curiosity of works that have all too frequently been relegated to a moment department of literary history.

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