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Author: R R Bowker Publishing,In Print 1996-97 Books

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835237895

Category: Out-of-print books

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Patterns of Redemption in Virgil's Georgics

Author: Llewelyn Morgan,Morgan Llewelyn,University Lecturer in Classical Language and Literature Llewelyn Morgan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521651660

Category: History

Page: 255

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This book is a study of one of the most famous poems of Roman literature, Virgil's Georgics. By close reading of selected passages in the poem it seeks to understand the work in terms of the cultural and political upheavals that were afflicting Rome at the time of its composition. The poem, it argues, constitutes an audacious attempt to explain and justify the violent civil wars that had recently brought Octavian (the future Augustus, with whom Virgil was closely associated) to power in Rome.

Vergil's Green Thoughts

Plants, Humans, and the Divine

Author: Rebecca Armstrong

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199236682

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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The Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid abound with plants, yet much Vergilian criticism underestimates their significance beyond attractive background detail or the occasional symbolic set-piece. This volume joins the growing field of nature-centred studies of literature, looking head-on at Vergil's plants and trees to reveal how fundamental they are to an understanding of the poet's outlook on religion, culture, and mankind's place within the world. Divided into two parts, the first explores the religious and more diffusely numinous aspects of Vergil's plants, from awe-inspiring sacred groves to divinely promoted fields of corn, and shows how both cultivated and uncultivated plants fit within and help to shape the complex landscape of Vergilian (and, more broadly, Roman) religious thought. In the second half of the book, the focus shifts towards human interactions with plants from the perspectives of both cultivation and relaxation, exploring the love-hate relationship with vegetation which sometimes supports and sometimes contests the human self-image as the world's dominant species. Combining a series of close readings of a wide range of passages with the identification of broader patterns of association, Vergil's Green Thoughts appositely reveals and celebrates the complexity and variety of Vergilian flora.

The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199545561

Category: History

Page: 1592

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Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition of this established dictionary offers entries on all aspects of the classical world. With reception and anthropology as new focus areas and numerous new entries, it is an essential reference work for students, scholars, and teachers of classics and for anyone with an interest in the classical era.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: Volume 1, 600-1660

Author: George Watson,J. D. Pickles,Ian R. Willison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521200042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1282

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.