The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years pdf epub fb2

The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years by Jan M. Ziolkowski pdf epub fb2

The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years Author: Jan M. Ziolkowski
Title: The Virgilian Tradition: The First Fifteen Hundred Years
ISBN: 0300108222
ISBN13: 978-0300108224
Other Formats: mobi azw lrf lrf
Pages: 1128 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press (March 11, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1426 kb
Size EPUB version: 1655 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




This indispensable anthology gathers texts and translations that cover major aspects of the Virgilian tradition from the Roman poet’s own lifetime to the year 1500. Unprecedented in scope, the book presents a vast compendium of materials that illuminate how poets, teachers, students, and common folk responded to Virgil and his poetry. The volume offers a brief commentary on each text, many of which are translated into English for the first time.The book begins with a chronological survey of Virgil’s influence upon writers from Augustan Rome to Renaissance Italy. There follow detailed reviews of biographies of Virgil, of how his writings were received and used, and of how the poet was envisaged and explained through the centuries. The final section focuses on the tradition of legends associated with Virgil.