Virgil: A Study in Civilized Poetry (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series)

Virgil: A Study in Civilized Poetry (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series)

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Brooks Otis
  • Publish Date: 1995-10-15


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In this classic study, Brooks Otis presents Virgil as a radically different poet from any of his Greek or Roman predecessors. Virgil molded the ancient epic tradition to his own Roman contemporary aims and succeeded in making mythical and legendary figures meaningful to a sophisticated, unmythical age. Otis begins and ends his study with the Aeneid and includes chapters on the Bucolics and the Georgics. A new foreword by Ward W. Briggs, Jr., places Otis’s groundbreaking achievement in the context of past and present Virgilian scholarship.

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