Virgil and the Augustan reception

by Richard F. Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York

Written in English
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Places:

  • Rome

Subjects:

  • Virgil -- Criticism and interpretation -- History,
  • Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D. -- In literature,
  • Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Influence,
  • Virgil -- Translations into English -- History and criticism,
  • Virgil -- Appreciation -- Great Britain,
  • Latin poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc,
  • Latin language -- Translating into English,
  • Rome -- In literature

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-312) and index.

StatementRichard F. Thomas.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA6825 .T518 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 324 p. ;
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6783343M
ISBN 100521782880
LC Control Number00033712

Richard F. Thomas is George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics at Harvard University. His books include Lands and Peoples in Roman Poetry: The Ethnographical Tradition (), a two-volume commentary on Virgil’s Georgics (), Reading Virgil and his Texts (), Virgil and the Augustan Reception (), and a commentary on Horace, Odes 4 and Carmen Saeculare ().   ★ 01/01/ LITA noted classicist (professor emeritus of the classical tradition, Univ. of Oxford), Jenkyns's diverse interests have resulted in books on Jane Austen and Westminster Abbey in addition to important works on Virgil, Sappho, and the Victorian reception of Greek and Latin : Basic Books. In their practice of aemulatio, the mimicry of older models of writing, the Augustan poets often looked to the Greeks: Horace drew inspiration from the lyric poets, Virgil from Homer, and Ovid from Hesiod, Callimachus, and others. But by the time of the great Roman tragedian Seneca, the Augustan poets had supplanted the Greeks as the classics to which Seneca and his contemporaries referred. Ascanius is the most prominent child hero in Virgil's Aeneid. He accompanies his father from Troy to Italy and is present from the first book of the epic to the last; he is destined to found the city of Alba Longa and the Julian family to which Caesar and Augustus both belonged; and he hunts, fights, makes speeches, and even makes a joke. In this first book-length study of Virgil's Ascanius.

Publius Vergilius Maro (Octo 70 BC – Septem 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil / ˈ v ɜr dʒ əl / in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid.A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him.

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This book examines the ideological reception of Virgil at specific moments in the last two millennia. It focuses on the emperor Augustus in the poetry of Virgil, detects in the poets and grammarians of antiquity pro- and anti-Augustan readings, studies Dryden's Royalist translation, and Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press.

This book examines the ideological reception of Virgil at specific moments in the past two millennia. It focuses on the emperor Augustus in the poetry of Virgil, detects in the poets and grammarians of antiquity pro- and anti-Augustan readings, studies Dryden's Royalist translation, and Author: Thomas.

This book is an examination of the ideological reception of Virgil at specific moments in the last two millennia.

The author focuses on the emperor Augustus in the poetry of Virgil, detects in the poets and grammarians of antiquity alternately a collaborative oppositional reading and an attempt to suppress such reading, studies creative translation (particularly Dryden's), which reasserts the Cited by: This book examines the ideological reception of Virgil at specific moments in the past two millennia.

It focuses on the emperor Augustus in the poetry of Virgil, detects in the poets and grammarians of antiquity pro- and anti-Augustan readings, studies Dryden's Royalist translation, and. This book is an examination of the ideological reception of Virgil at specific moments in the last two millennia.

The author focuses on the emperor Augustus in the poetry of Virgil, detects in the poets and grammarians of antiquity alternately a collaborative oppositional reading and an attempt to suppress such reading, studies creative translation (particularly Dryden's), which reasserts the Author: Richard F.

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have grown accustomed and takes a broad view that will be salutary for Classicists and will attract scholars in. Virgil is said to have recited Books 2, 4, and 6 to Augustus; [7] and Book 6 apparently caused Augustus' sister Octavia to faint. Although the truth of this claim is subject to scholarly scepticism, it has served as a basis for later art, such as Jean-Baptiste Wicar's Virgil Reading the Aeneid.

Virgil was keenly aware that, in composing an epic that begins at Troy, describes the wanderings of a great hero, and features book after book of gory battles, he was working in the long shadow of Author: Daniel Mendelsohn. natural sense in Statius, as in Lucretius and Virgil.

Such a reading of the Virgilian occurrence, even when it is rooted in the only other instances of the phrase in classical Latin, will not be easily tolerated in the dominant, Augustan critical tradition, and the reception of the Lucretian intertext is.

This book is an examination of the ideological reception of Virgil at specific moments in the last two millennia. The author focuses on the emperor Augustus in the poetry of Virgil, detects in the poets and grammarians of antiquity alternately a collaborative oppositional reading and an attempt to suppress such reading, studies creative.

Augustan Culture: An Interpretive Introduction Karl Galinsky Princeton University, pp. illus, 8 color plates. ISBN Grand political accomplishment and artistic productivity were the hallmarks of Augustus Caesar's reign (31 B.C. to A.D. 14), which has served as a powerful model of achievement for societies throughout Western history.

Virgil and the Augustan reception - Richard F. Thomas Book Recommended Thomas offers a spirited polemic on the Aeneid’s end in the final chapter. Available in Library and as an e-book. While studies of Augustan poetry may glance at Jupiter as an Augustus figure, or Augustus as a Jupiter figure, they rarely explore the poets' portrayal of the god as a character in his own right.

This book fills that gap, exploring the god's manifestations in the five major Augustan poets (Virgil, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid). Recent books include Reading Virgil and His Texts: Studies in Intertextuality () and Virgil and the Augustan Reception (). He is currently working on a commentary to Horace, Odes 4 and a coedited volume on the performance artistry of Bob Dylan.

Virgil’s Roman epic the Aeneid is one of the canonical works of Western culture. A classic in its own time, it continues to be used as a mirror to reflect on contemporary culture.

I examine the history of the Aeneid in English translation from tospecifically the. Virgil is using a form of literary propaganda to demonstrate the Augustan regime's destiny to bring glory and peace to Rome. Rather than use Aeneas indirectly as a positive parallel to Augustus as in other parts of the poem, Virgil outright praises the emperor in Book 6, referring to Augustus as a harbinger for the glory of Rome and new levels Country: Roman Republic.

Brinton, ed., Maphaeus Vegius and His Thirteenth Book of the Aeneid, in Neo- Latin News,R. Thomas, Virgil and the Augustan Reception, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review Conferences: Organizer, with Joshua Hartman, “The Jeweled Style at Thirty Years.” Panel at the SCS Annual Conference, January, Virgil, Aeneid, – Latin text, study questions, commentary and interpretive essays.

Early Augustan Virgil prints for the first time in its entirety the substantial version of Virgil comprising most of Aeneid II-VI by the young royalist poet Sir John Denham in the s. Denham's later published versions, The Destruction of Troy of and The Passion of Dido for Aeneas printed in his Poems and Translations ofare also included for comparative purposes, alongside the.

Augustan literature (sometimes referred to misleadingly as Georgian literature) is a style of British literature produced during the reigns of Queen Anne, King George I, and George II in the first half of the 18th century and ending in the s, with the deaths of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, in andwas a literary epoch that featured the rapid development of.

1 84 Book Reviews Richard F. Thomas, Virgil and the Augustan Reception. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xx + ISBN 0 52 0 $ Richard Thomas's fascinating, challenging, and readable study starts from a feeling of being beleaguered. The. gustan poetry are a measure of the continuing capacity of Augustan ideology to determine its reception.’’1 In the case of Virgil that results in certain necessary assumptions about the poet’s view of theprinceps.

So Brooks Otis, though he saw a troubling side to Virgil’s Augustan 25 1 Kennedy () Book | Available in Library and as an e-book. Virgil and the Augustan reception - Richard F.

Thomas, Book | Recommended | Thomas offers a spirited polemic on the Aeneid’s end in theFile Size: 85KB. Virgil. Publius Vergilius Maro (Octo 70 BC?Septem 19 BC), usually called Virgil was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid.

Augustan reading to which all is returned, and on the assumptions of which all 'oppositional' readings are occluded, whether deliberately or unconsciously. Thomas' contention is that 'the reception of Virgil has magnified the Augustan voice (a voice which is undeniably present), and has in the process silenced other voices that seem at odds with.

Virgil Reading the Aeneid to Augustus, Octavia, and Livia by Jean-Baptiste Wicar, Art Institute of Chicago. Critics of the Aeneid focus on a variety of issues.

The tone of the poem as a whole is a particular matter of debate; some see the poem as ultimately pessimistic and politically subversive to the Augustan regime, while others view it as a celebration of the new imperial dynasty. Genette;similarly, Theodorakopoulos (, ) argues that allusion to the sphragis and other self-referential utterances forges coherence and closure across the book of Virgil.Sowerby's collection of early Augustan translations of Virgil is a useful contribution to the study of Virgilian reception and translation in seventeenth-century England.

It will be of general interest to students of English poetry, and of particular interest to scholars of John Dryden and the Augustan : Sheldon Brammall.Virgil and the Augustan Reception: ISBN () Hardcover, Cambridge University Press, Virgil and the Augustan Reception: ISBN ().