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The Other Virgil : `Pessimistic' Readings of the Aeneid in Early Modern Culture (Hardcover)

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The Other Virgil tells the story of how a classic like the Aeneid can say different things to different people. As a school text it was generally taught to support the values and ideals of a succession of postclassical societies, but between 1500 and 1800 a number of unusually sensitive readers responded to cues in the text that call into question what the poem appears to be supporting. This book focuses on the literary works written by these readers, to show how they used the Aeneid as a model for poems that probed and challenged the dominant values of their society, just as Virgil had done centuries before. Some of these poems are not as well known today as they should be, but others, like Milton''s Paradise Lost and Shakespeare''s The Tempest, are; in the latter case, the poems can be understood in new ways once their relationship to the ''other Virgil'' is made clear.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780199212361
SKU 204544218
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0199212368
Release Date 2/4/2013
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0252
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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