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The Resource Vergil's political commentary in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, Leendert Weeda ; managing editor, Katarzyna Grzegorek ; associate editor, Anna Borowska ; language editor, Manuela Rocchi

Vergil's political commentary in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, Leendert Weeda ; managing editor, Katarzyna Grzegorek ; associate editor, Anna Borowska ; language editor, Manuela Rocchi

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Vergil's political commentary in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid
Title
Vergil's political commentary in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid
Statement of responsibility
Leendert Weeda ; managing editor, Katarzyna Grzegorek ; associate editor, Anna Borowska ; language editor, Manuela Rocchi
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"In the book titled Vergil's political commentary in Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, the author examines Vergil's political views by analyzing the whole of the poet's work. He introduces the notion of the functional model suggesting that the poet often used this instrument when making a political statement. New interpretations of a number of the Eclogues and passages of the Georgics and the Aeneid are suggested and the author concludes that Vergil's political engagement is visible in much of his work. During his whole career the poet was consistent in his views on several major political themes. These varied from, the distress caused by the violation of the countryside during and after the expropriations in the 40s B.C., to the horrors of the civil war and the violence of war in general, and the necessity of strong leadership. Vergil hoped and expected that Octavian would establish peace and order, and he supported a form of hereditary kingship for which he considered Octavian a suitable candidate. He held Cleopatra in high regard, and he appreciated a more meaningful role for women in society. Vergil wrote poetry that supported Augustus, but he had also the courage to criticize Octavian and his policies. He was a commentator with an independent mind and was not a member of Augustus' putative propaganda machine."--Provided by publisher
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YUS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weeda, Leendert
Index
index present
Language note
In English, with some texts in Latin
LC call number
PA6825
LC item number
.W44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grzegorek, Katarzyna
  • Borowska, Anna
  • Rocchi, Manuela
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  • Virgil
  • Virgil
  • Virgil
  • Virgil
  • Virgil
  • Virgil
  • Political and social views
  • Vergilius Maro, Publius
Label
Vergil's political commentary in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, Leendert Weeda ; managing editor, Katarzyna Grzegorek ; associate editor, Anna Borowska ; language editor, Manuela Rocchi
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-163) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 175 pages
Isbn
9783110426410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
99966668738
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919112512
  • (OCoLC)ocn919112512
Label
Vergil's political commentary in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, Leendert Weeda ; managing editor, Katarzyna Grzegorek ; associate editor, Anna Borowska ; language editor, Manuela Rocchi
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 175 pages
Isbn
9783110426410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
99966668738
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919112512
  • (OCoLC)ocn919112512

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