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Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition (Philip Hardie) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1993) 9780521425629
Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition (Philip Hardie) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1993) 9780521425629
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Title: The Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition

Author: Hardie, Philip

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1993

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521425629

Volumes: 1; Pages: 141

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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.Contents1. Closure and continution2. Sacrifice and substitution3. Heaven and hell4. Succession: fathers, poets, princesBibliography
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