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By Alessandro Barchiesi,Philip Hardie,Ilaria Marchesi,Matt Fox

The examine of Homeric imitations in Vergil has one of many longest traditions in Western tradition, ranging from the very second the Aeneid used to be circulated. Homeric results in Vergil's Narrative is the 1st English translation of 1 of crucial and influential smooth stories during this culture. during this revised and improved variation, Alessandro Barchiesi advances leading edge methods while he recuperates major past interpretations, from Servius to G. N. Knauer.

Approaching Homeric allusions within the Aeneid as "narrative results" instead of glimpses of the artistic brain of the writer at paintings, Homeric results in Vergil's Narrative demonstrates how those allusions generate hesitations and questions, in addition to insights and suggestions, and the way they perform the production of narrative which means. The e-book additionally examines how layers of competing interpretations in Homer are proper to the Aeneid, revealing back the richness of the Homeric culture as an element of that means within the Aeneid. eventually, Homeric results in Vergil's Narrative is going past past reviews of the Aeneid by means of distinguishing among different types of Homeric intertextuality: reusing a textual content as a person version or as a prevalent matrix.

For this variation, a brand new bankruptcy has been further, and in a brand new afterword the writer places the e-book within the context of adjustments within the research of Latin literature and intertextuality.

A masterful paintings of classical scholarship, Homeric results in Vergil's Narrative additionally has helpful insights for the broader research of imitation, allusion, intertextuality, epic, and literary theory.

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