The Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition (Roman Literature and its Contexts) pdf epub fb2

The Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition (Roman Literature and its Contexts) by Philip Hardie pdf epub fb2

The Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition (Roman Literature and its Contexts) Author: Philip Hardie
Title: The Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition (Roman Literature and its Contexts)
ISBN: 052141542X
ISBN13: 978-0521415422
Other Formats: lrf rtf mobi doc
Pages: 141 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (January 29, 1993)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1820 kb
Size EPUB version: 1783 kb
Subcategory: Poetry




This book is a critically sophisticated introduction to the epic tradition of the early Roman empire, specifically the epic poems of Ovid, Lucan, Statius, Valerius Flaccus, and Silius Italicus. It explores the use that they all make of the great Augustan epic of Virgil, the Aeneid. Instead of being feeble imitations of the great classic (a common critical viewpoint), these poems are shown to be dynamic works that use the Virgilian model creatively to reflect the moral and political issues of their own day. All Latin is translated.